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Germany: Steinbrueck whips up SPD supporters ahead of elections01:45

Germany: Steinbrueck whips up SPD supporters ahead of elections

Germany, Berlin
September 19, 2013 at 18:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Steinbrueck whips up SPD supporters ahead of elections

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)'s candidate for chancellor, Peer Steinbrueck, met his supporters at Alexanderplatz in Berlin Thursday in one of the party's final rallies before Sunday's federal elections.

Peer Steinbrueck called the current government "the most deedless, backward and most quarrelling, but full-bodied German government since German re-unification."

He also asked his supporters if the current government had delivered anything good for Germany.

SOT Peer Steinbrueck [in German] "If you look back at the past four years then I have to ask you the question if there was anything that stuck to you, anything that gave this country a direction, a position where [something] was sowed for the future of this country? Has this government followed the correct path for the future of the country? Did [Merkel] do anything for the pension? Did she do anything against the imminent emergency in foster care? The collapse of infrastructure? [Someone chanting: "No"]. That's exactly the point I wanted to hear. Or with a sight on education? [Crowd chanting: "No"]. Very good. With a sight on the deadbeat financial situation of the communes? [Crowd chanting: "No"]. It gets better. Maybe a realignment of the medicine laws? Yes. [Crowd chanting: "No"]. Yes of course.

Germany: Steinbrueck whips up SPD supporters ahead of elections01:45
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Germany: Steinbrueck whips up SPD supporters ahead of elections

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)'s candidate for chancellor, Peer Steinbrueck, met his supporters at Alexanderplatz in Berlin Thursday in one of the party's final rallies before Sunday's federal elections.

Peer Steinbrueck called the current government "the most deedless, backward and most quarrelling, but full-bodied German government since German re-unification."

He also asked his supporters if the current government had delivered anything good for Germany.

SOT Peer Steinbrueck [in German] "If you look back at the past four years then I have to ask you the question if there was anything that stuck to you, anything that gave this country a direction, a position where [something] was sowed for the future of this country? Has this government followed the correct path for the future of the country? Did [Merkel] do anything for the pension? Did she do anything against the imminent emergency in foster care? The collapse of infrastructure? [Someone chanting: "No"]. That's exactly the point I wanted to hear. Or with a sight on education? [Crowd chanting: "No"]. Very good. With a sight on the deadbeat financial situation of the communes? [Crowd chanting: "No"]. It gets better. Maybe a realignment of the medicine laws? Yes. [Crowd chanting: "No"]. Yes of course.

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