Where’s the enthusiasm? That’s what Spiegel Online asks regarding Germany’s next coming grand coalition government.
I know that’s not a serious question but how could there possibly be any enthusiasm for the forming of a government that the electorate expressly voted out of office just a few months previously? Everybody but Merkel & Co. are depressed about this depressing matter and are going to stay that way until the new GroKo government – that isn’t even in power yet – finally exits the political stage for good.
Imagine that. You aren’t even in office yet and everybody already hates you. That’s never happened before, right?
With the Social Democrats having approved a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany finally has a government. Despite the breakthrough, however, enthusiasm is in short supply in Berlin.