The only reassuring thing about the election disaster is that it didn't follow a plan.

Typically Berlin.

No reason for a new conspiracy theory, just plain inability.

Excessive demands as a rule - and as a special feature of the German capital.

But that's not so reassuring either: After all, it wasn't about organizing the Love Parade or the marathon that was taking place in Berlin at the same time, but about the elections to the Bundestag.

In no fewer than six constituencies – including, of course, Berlin-Mitte – there were such serious irregularities that the federal returning officer himself lodged an objection and now certified the Berlin state returning officer as a systematic failure.

He couldn't help but point out that it was the capital of a civilized country.

In fact, similar problems have not been handed down from any large city;

in Cologne, for example, a bomb was defused at the time of the election – and despite evacuations, things went better than in Berlin.

Sure, Berlin doesn't have it easy either.

It is city-state and capital.

Provincial slowness takes place on the big stage.

Now the influx of Rhenish or Swabian political and PR personnel does not make the city in Brandenburg a cosmopolitan city.

For many, that is Berlin, and a cheap one at that.

But economically, unlike the country of which it is the capital, Berlin is a dwarf.

The res publica is as run-down as the creative and pub scene is diverse.

It's not just BER that greets you.

So if the Bundestag now follows the Federal Returning Officer, new elections will take place in parts of the capital.

The Left will probably not be thrown out of Parliament.

But the composition of the parliament may change - if all goes well.

In any case, you can save yourself long debates about reforming the electoral law if the organization of voting and counting is already too high a hurdle.

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