Millions of euro are being aimed at the leading candidates, the likely losers and even candidates running from outside the Bundestag, according to a elections finance document presented in German Parliament that offers a truer picture of the German elections, better than any poll.
This is the business of federal elections. That is: the Bundesrepublik of the lobby. The disclosure is an official and symptomatic report, and, most importantly, it’s a record in the public domain.
Angela Merkel has contributed nearly €2 million to the CDU in 2017, while the ultra-liberal Christian Lindner deposited a million and a half in the FDP coffers, passing through donations to SPD by aspirant Martin Schulz who hasn’t refused the dumped donations by giants like Daimler.