Volby v Německu: stále stejná písnička

BERLÍN – Současná předvolební kampaň v Německu působí jako čelní kandidát na titul nejnudnějších parlamentních voleb v dějinách Spolkové republiky. Převládající reakcí komentátorů na jedinou televizní debatu mezi kancléřkou Angelou Merkelovou a jejím vyzývatelem, ministrem zahraničí Frankem-Walterem Steinmeierem, která se konala dva týdny před volbami, bylo kolektivní zívnutí – je to tím pozoruhodnější, pokud vezmeme v úvahu historické události, v jejichž stínu se tyto volby konají.

Před dvaceti lety se zhroutila Berlínská zeď, což vyvolalo seismické pohyby, které posunuly hranice staré Spolkové republiky i celé západní Evropy o stovky kilometrů východněji. Obrovská sovětská říše opustila historické jeviště bez jediného výstřelu. Toto výročí mělo poskytnout dostatek důvodů ke vzrušené debatě o úspěších a nezdarech sjednocení Německa a k nabídce vize pro Německo a Evropu v příštích 20 letech.

Bývalý německý kancléř Helmut Schmidt kdysi zavtipkoval, že politici, kteří mají vizi, by si měli nechat vyšetřit oči. Toto varování mělo logiku v 70. letech, kdy i mladí poslanci v jeho Sociálně demokratické straně snili o revoluci. Schmidta by však nikdy nenapadlo, že jednou přijde den, kdy nebude existovat jediný politik, jenž by o prohlídku zraku usiloval.

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