The liberal-democrats are slowly taking over the social-democrats
on the political scene.
As a consequence, the opposition Social-Liberal Union, a formal coalition between the leftist Social-Democrats
and centre-right National-Liberals, said on November 21 that it has started the impeachment procedure.
Despite having promised last year, during the election campaign, to revise Germany's nuclear plan to close down the last nuclear power station by 2020, the conservatives led by Angela Merkel were obliged to let it drop in order to form a government with the Social-Democrats
In March 2006 there will be one in Rhineland-Palatinate, up to now dominated by the Social-Democrats
, and one in Baden-Wurttemberg, so far largely dominated by the Christian Democrats.
A compromise is on the cards in the future coalition between pro-nuclear energy Conservatives and the anti-nuclear Social-Democrats
in Germany, according to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland on October 20.