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Party Rebels Unite to Unseat Merkel

Party Rebels Unite to Unseat Merkel

Merkel’s Christian-Conservative detractors want the party to focus on family values, curb mass migration

Barely a month into her fourth term as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is facing an open rebellion within her party. Around 100 politicians belonging to her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party Christian Social Union (CSU) have published a list of demands urging the Merkel-led conservative alliance to return to its Christian values.

The rebel group, backed by several influential Christian-Conservative politicians including the country’s Health Minister Jens Spahn, wants to reverse Merkel’s open doors policy for migrants and seeks to dethrone her from the party leadership. “One of the goals of the movement is to remove Merkel as the head of the Union at a party conference in the autumn,” Germany’s state-run DW News confirmed.

The German newspaper reported the contents of the policy paper entitled the ‘Conservative Manifesto’, alluding to the Karl Marx’s communist pamphlet published 170 years ago. The full document, however, was not available on the group’s website. Germany’s leading public broadcaster ARD outlined the demands made in the manifesto:

The document calls upon the [CDU] party to change the centrist policy. It attacks CDU party chief Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. The manifesto was issued by the ‘Union of Values’ comprising of politicians from the CDU and CSU parties.

Among their concrete demands are the quick and decisive deportations [of refugees]  and the end of the dual citizenship [mainly offered to German nationals of Turkish origin]. They also emphasized the importance of marriage and family as well as the principle of “father, mother and child” as the basic foundation of the society. (…)

Around 100 participants heartily applauded  the welcome address of the Minister of Health Jens Spahn. The CDU needs groups like the ‘Union of Values’ and the awareness of a wise liberal conservatism, CDU politician said in his written address. [Translation by the author]

Last September Merkel led her party to its worst election outcome since 1949. With 33 percent of the vote, she managed to form a coalition government with her main rival the Social Democrats. Despite forming this ‘Grand Coalition,’ as the German media like to call it, she holds only a wafer thin majority in the German parliament. Merkel’s weak hold on power makes her vulnerable—even to a tiny band of party rebels.

Merkel’s coalition deal with the left-wing Social Democrats has elevated the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), with just over 12 percent of the vote, to the main opposition party in the German parliament. Post-election, AfD continues to gain popularity, taking second spot in several nationwide opinion polls.

AfD’s surging popularity among electorates has rattled Christian-Conservative politicians, especially those in the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) eyeing at the regional election scheduled for October this year. CSU has lost substantial ground to the AfD in the Catholic-majority Bavaria region. CSU has ruled the southern German state for last 52 years. If Merkel were to become an electoral liability, CSU, with its 46 members in the Bundestag, might consider replacing her with a conservative-leaning candidate.

It still needs to be seen how sincere the members of the ‘Union of Values’ really are in seeking a change of the course for the ruling party. Since 1949 CDU-CSU alliance has fared well sticking to its core Christian-Conservative values. Merkel’s leftward shift has alienated party’s traditional base, paving the way for the AfD to emerge as a right-wing alternative.

It won’t be an easy task to undo the damage done by Merkel’s open doors immigration policy. Germany has been hits by a string of deadly Islamist terror attacks and faces a surge in migrant crimes since the German leader decided to suspend the border controls in the autumn of 2015. It will, however, be a welcome sign to see Christian values and political prudence play a central role in German politics again.

Video: Chancellor Merkel admits the existence of no-go zones in Germany

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Good! Unseat her and reseat her in prison for betraying her country. Reseat the newly arrived Muslims back in Mohammad Land and as a bonus, handcuff a leftist to each Muslim.

She ain’t going nowhere sadly!!

Barely a month into her fourth term as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is facing an open rebellion within her party.

What took them so long?

In related news, there are reports of mutiny from some of the lifeboats surrounding the Titanic.

It will, however, be a welcome sign to see Christian values and political prudence play a central role in German politics again.

Which won’t do them a lick of good if they don’t get the Muslims out.

The only question is, is Germany actually out of time, or is it just almost out of time?

A political solution is almost certainly a chimera. Nothing of political value has ever come out of Germany. It’s given the world both Marxism and its evil twin National Socialism … and is on the verge of giving Islam its first conquest in Europe.

In a very real sense, the greatest disaster in modern European history was the unification of Germany after 1870 … and the second greatest disaster was its re-unification 120 years later. So thanks for nothing, mein Herren.

Interesting how childless people (Merkel, Junker and Pope Francis) are leading the movement to create an Islamic Europe.

We all know too well that the German people do not have a great history of putting good people in power. It’s a bit hard to feel sorry for them when they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

Having this “rebellion” just after putting Merkel back in power suggests it is more kabuki than anything else.

If this is for real, why did it take so long?

    Bisley in reply to gourdhead. | April 9, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Because the CDU can’t survive another election in its present state. Merkel has moved the party far enough to the left to alienate most of their voters. If not for the leftist press demonizing the conservative and nationalist parties, they couldn’t have won enough seats to be part of a government this time. They have to return to at least a partly conservative policy before there’s another election, or they will become irrelevant.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to Bisley. | April 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      This is Germany. Assuming a constitutional electoral change of power may be pushing things.

harleycowboy | April 9, 2018 at 10:02 am

Germany, get rid of this globalist as soon as you can. It’s only downhill from here on in unless you oust these people.