Germany is in a political purgatory as both Merkel and Schroeder are not conceding.
A Schroeder led government is bad news for not only the German people, but America as well.
For Germans it would be bad because in some parts of the country there is 25% unemployment, the country is facing recession due to Schroeder's poor leadership and 20% want the Berlin wall back. In March Schroeder even went so far as to take the US Republican tactics from George W. Bush and use them in Germany by lowering taxes and increasing spending.
A Schroeder led government would also continue to be bad for the US because Schroeder was a firm denouncer of the Iraq war and has opened the door in the country for anti-Americanism to run rampant.
Angela Merkel's conservatives won a narrow victory in Germany's elections but fell short of the majority needed to form a center-right government to replace Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's ruling coalition.
The results left neither Merkel's Christian Democrats nor Schroeder's Social Democrats in a strong position to assemble a new coalition -- although both said they would try.
Tipped by: Atlantic Review