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Election Parties in Berlin · 2005-09-17

Tonight will be the last time for german political parties to throw flyers at passengers. The federal election campaign is about to end tomorrow at 18:00, when polling stations close. Isn't that a reason to celebrate properly? ...But where and how and who's going to pay?

Well, easy? The political parties, hence the tax payer, hence you will pay. The political parties have arranged a whole lot of election 'get toghethers' where most of them have free beer, champaign and sausages.

Here is a little list of who celebrates where in Berlin tomorrow. Experienced election 'get together' attenders know, that one does not choose the events for one's political attitudes, but for the amount and quality of food and bewerage one can expect:

Get together of 'The Liberals', party of the higher-income earners. This latter selfchosen describtion let's us hope for best quality buffets. Neckties might be required.

18.09.2005, 17:30 Uhr
Wahlparty der FDP Berlin In der Landesgeschäftstelle der FDP Berlin
Dorotheenstraße 56
10117 Berlin
-- Markus Loening

Get together of 'The Green Party', party of the brighter higher-income earners. Bionic pastries gallore. Neckties are a 'have not'.

18.09.2005, 17:00 Uhr
Flughafen Tempelhof
Platz der Luftbruecke
-- Die gruenen

Get together of 'Die Linke', party of happy Keynsianism and preservation of industrial working opportunities. Poor quality Beer, yet a lot of it. Event takes place in a Oktoberfest tent.

18.09.2005, 17:00 Uhr
Palast der Republik
-- presseportal

The big 'Volksparteien' have several places to be. here two examples:

18.09.2005, 17:30 Uhr
Wahlparty der Südwest-SPD
Taverna "Kreta"
Potsdamer Straße 3, 14163 Berlin.

18.09.2005, 17:30 Uhr
Hackescher Markt
wk076 / öffentlich CDU KV Berlin-Mitte

Last but not least the "Anarchic Pogo Party", Starts with free beer at 14:00 at Boxhagenerplatz to go 'Voting Under the Influence' at arround 16:00 and afterwards, starting at 18:00, meets at the "Fallada" (Gabelsbergerstrasse / Rigaerstrasse), where the beer won't be free anymore, which is a little disappointment. Here are some pictures of this years anarchic pogo street campaign.

My plan is to have some quality starters with the Liberals, leaving my necktie somewhere there, stroll over to the Christian Demokrats to cover the foundings with good bavarian bewerages. Afterwards over to the leftists for some more down market beer. There I will decide whether to become a brither higher-income earner or a pogo anarchist. The anarchists actually celebrate closer to my place.

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