Monday, October 10, 2005

"A crack habit is money better spent"

The above quote from a Brit new car review seems apt for the new team to run Germany (my ellipsis).

A deal has been struck sanctioning Frau Merkel to head a coalition Government, in which her Right-wing Christian Democrat party will share power with the Left-wing (SPD) party of her arch-rival Gerhard Schröder .

Of the 16 Cabinet portfolios, the SPD has taken the powerful finance, foreign affairs, employment, health, justice, labour, environment and transport posts. Frau Merkel has retained the ministry of the interior, defence, home security and the new economy and technology brief.

Glad I'm out of the Euro.