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Canada: coalition agreement: You have a chance deserves

COMMENTARY: What O’Toole calls ‘radical’ is Canadian democracy at work

  COMMENTARY: What O’Toole calls ‘radical’ is Canadian democracy at work To be clear, there is no coalition being formed. And there’s nothing radical about the re-elected minority Liberal government comparing notes with the NDP, writes Randy Boswell. Though most of his attention is likely focused on keeping his own restive caucus united, federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole did manage to direct some of his mental energy last week to scaremongering about the unholy alliance he claims is taking shape in Ottawa: a “radical Liberal-NDP coalition.

The traffic light will start under difficult conditions and with great promises. This can easily go wrong. Nevertheless: The coalition agreement is cause for hope.

Die Ampel-Vertreter und -Vertreterinnen auf dem Weg zur Vorstellung des Koalitionsvertrags © Kay Nietfeld / dpa The light-representatives at the way to the idea of ​​the coalition agreement

In the beginning was the Selfie . Cheerful decided the former opponents of FDP and Greens looked at the start of exploratory talks into the camera. Now begins a new era, did that mean. The future government partner the traffic light fractions wanted to do things differently. Their alliance should be for a new start, modernization and a new style of politics. But during the weeks of coalition negotiations that image has been called into question again. Although it did not penetrate much outside, but you could hear but that it kriselte violently, especially on climate change. And even beyond the coalition negotiations, the traffic light parties were quickly difficulties: to provide corona policy on a new legal basis your attempt, they had to repeatedly make improvements. The reigning Chancellor highest himself criticized the result . The bad word from the false start made the rounds.

Succession of Merkel: In Germany, the calendar is accurate for Scholz

 Succession of Merkel: In Germany, the calendar is accurate for Scholz © AFP - John MacDougall Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz at a session at the Bundestag, November 11, 2021 in Berlin. The succession of Angela Merkel is preparing. Negotiations between Social Democrats, Ecologists and Liberals to form a common coalition continues. On Tuesday, November 16, the three parties confirmed that they had to respect their schedule and submit their government contract next week.

is thus already disenchanted this alliance before it's even begun? Sure, the policy framework for the new government are not easy. The traffic starts in one of the most serious crises that has ever seen the land, and she has to climate change, another huge challenge in front of him. which had way already written the current government on the flags - - quickly smashed to reality as the beautiful phrases from the start and the momentum threatening. The traffic could be a victim of its own immodest expectation management: the bigger the promises, the greater the disappointment may be followed.

But one the alliance should not, and small talk too fast par excellence. That the three parties ever come together and have very quickly established a coalition agreement in great discretion, is in itself an achievement. After all, the FDP wanted this coalition never. Since her there but is no real alternative at the moment, it shows a sense of responsibility that the liberals but it quickly took in . The merit of the SPD and Greens is to have not made the FDP this decision unnecessarily difficult.

ROMANIA-Agreement for a coalition government led by Liberal Nicolae Ciuca

 ROMANIA-Agreement for a coalition government led by Liberal Nicolae Ciuca Romania-Politics / (Photo): Romania-Agreement for a coalition government led by Liberal Nicolae Ciuca by Radu-Sorin Marinas Bucharest, 22 November (Reuters) - The Romanian Liberals and Social Democrats have reached an agreement on the basis of the formation of a coalition government with General Retirement Nicolae Ciuca as Prime Minister, for try to take out the country from the political blockade.

Some major reforms, the Greens and the SPD would may be addressed alone, while remaining on the track. The debt brake is not new designed taxes on the rich are not increased, the financing of health and health care system is not changed in the direction of universal health insurance.

Not as revolutionary as claimed

Other again what the traffic light parties have now made is not as revolutionary as they want to sell it. The basis for climate protection has already laid the previous government under pressure from the Federal Constitutional Court, and the minimum wage has long been introduced and now has only further increased; the alleged abolition of Hartz IV seems ultimately likely come down to a moderate reform, and also in terms of immigration the grand coalition has been much promoted what needs to be now just expanded.

The direction of policy will therefore not change by the future traffic-government essentially, it will only intensify in some places or accelerated. But while the coalition quite ambitious goals has set. the coal exit really comes in 2030, going the last Nitro before 2035 off the assembly line, all new buildings be equipped with solar panels and provided two percent of the area for wind energy, then all this will change the country and make it more sustainable. Also by raising the minimum wage could ten million people benefit, open up increased opportunities for additional earnings Hartz IV long-term unemployed new perspectives that bring children basic benefits children out of poverty - just a few examples to name.

Before the government now so primarily on their own, slightly pretentious-sounding promises - Departure government et cetera - measures and then the small-small on the other hand keeps the coalition agreement represents and insufficient, you should give her a chance. In the contract a lot of potential, Germany modern, sustainable, to make even just in its infancy. If it succeeds, it real policy to let the country could change in the next four years. In a positive sense.

red-green-red coalition agreement in Berlin is .
Berlin. After long and partly practicing negotiations, the coalition agreement of SPD, Greens and Left in Berlin stands. The designated ruling mayor Giffey is facilitated. © Paul Zinken SPD chairman Franziska Giffey (L) and Bettina Jarasch (R, Alliance90 / the Greens) and Katina Schubert (the Left). After about five weeks of intensive discussions, the coalition agreement of SPD, Greens and Left in Berlin stands.

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