The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev
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MOSCOW, September 24. /TASS/. Intrigue in the parliamentary elections in Germany did not work; if the exit poll data are confirmed by official figures, that would mean a vote of confidence “bundeskanzlerin”. This opinion was expressed on Sunday, the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
“If official data confirm the results of exit polls, as it was expected, the parliamentary elections in Germany were a vote of confidence “bundeskanzlerin”. Intrigue did not work,” Kosachev wrote on his page in Facebook.
The Senator added that this intrigue had died immediately after the nomination of the social Democrats Martin Schulz as a rival to Angela Merkel. Kosachev believes that the social Democrats were in principle very difficult task to criticize the government, which they are part, and offer alternatives where the population is in principle much satisfied.
According to the Senator, a potentially sharp could be two themes: migration and Russia. “However, the migrant problem Merkel with 2015, when it is because of her rating the Chancellor has fallen sharply, relatively well decide. But in any case, if anyone could afford to make election capital on this topic, only from right-wing Alternative for Germany, and not the SPD,” Kosachev wrote.
The Russian context
But the Russian context, according to the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, is important, but rather to pull together, and could not distinguish between the two top candidates. “Moreover, it mostly would be beneficial for both: a recent survey showed that 31% of Germans would like to establish relations with Russia, and only 22.5% – to distance. Therefore, the subject of Russia before the elections did not pedal both candidates,” – said Kosachev.