Social Democrats axe Greens from coalition in Germany

In Germany, that strange and wondrous country where the Green Party holds serious and actual power as junior partner to the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats, well, that’s all about to change. The Social Democrats just got clobbered in a regional election and are now forced to call early elections. And, as they are moving to the right to stave off the conservatives, they don’t want the GP as partners. How Kerryesque of them.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said that he will not make a formal coalition commitment to his junior partner in the government, the Green Party, in the upcoming early general election.
Schroeder stressed that he did not mean an end to the coalition between his Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Green Party, which has existed for seven years.

Uh huh …