Majority of Germans want to ban politicians from night meetings

Majority of Germans want to ban politicians from night meetings

The heads of the traffic light coalition all had small eyes and yawned on the government bench. The criticism after the 30-hour session at the beginning of the week was huge. Now the citizens are demanding consequences.

The traffic light coalition had promised not to hold night meetings. But the last coalition committee met for more than 30 hours and spent a whole night doing it. 48 percent of Germans would like to ban politicians from such marathon meetings because the quality of the decisions suffer under such conditions. This was the result of a Forsa survey commissioned by the star. 46 percent of citizens disagree.

Majority rejects night sessions

The majority of SPD voters apparently believe that even a tired Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is capable of making reasonable decisions. 57 percent of them are against a ban on night sittings. The supporters of the Greens, on the other hand, see things much more critically: 52 percent of them would like to send the politicians to bed so that they don’t make sleepless decisions for the country.

The data was collected by the market and opinion research institute forsa for the RTL Group Germany on March 30 and 31, 2023. Database: 1009 respondents. Statistical error tolerance: +/- 3 percentage points.

Source: Stern

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