Schleswig-Holstein Votes20 Feb 2005
My wife's home state Schleswig-Holstein held elections today, and it looks like Red-Green has been defeated. The polls showed the SPD 3% ahead of the CDU, but the latest count shows the CDU 2% ahead. Was there really a 5% swing at the last minute, or were the polls wishful thinking from the media?
Interesting that education was a major issue in the campaign, with the CDU for the traditional 3-tiered secondary school system, and the SPD for a unified system more like that in the US. Apparently the German voters are more comfortable with the old system, and I doubt that a change in school system will be a campaign issue this year or next.