Source Pravda.Ru

Germany's parliamentary election: partial official results

Partial official results from Germany's parliamentary election, with 255 of 299 districts declaring. Final vote percentages from the last election, in 2002, in parentheses. Social Democrats: 34 percent (38.5 percent). Christian Democrats: 36.2 percent (38.5 percent). Free Democrats: 9.8 percent (7.4 percent). Greens: 7.9 percent (8.6 percent). Left Party: 8.2 percent (Ex-communist Party of Democratic Socialism: 4 percent). Voting in one district, in the eastern city of Dresden, has been delayed until Oct. 2. A provisional national result with all other districts is expected late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases