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article imageGerman politician proposes seven-year limit on marriages

By RobotGod     Sep 20, 2007 in World
A conservative German politician on Wednesday proposed something new. Making marriage contracts expire after seven years, with the option to renew for those not feeling the proverbial itch.
Yahoo reports.
"I propose that marriages lapse after seven years," Gabriele Pauli told reporters in Munich, the capital of the largely Catholic southern state of Bavaria.
"This would mean that one will only commit for a fixed period and will actively have to renew your vows if you still want to continue."
Though, Pauli herself, at 50, has been divorced twice.
It is part of her manifesto as she prepares to contest the leadership of Bavaria's governing party, the Christian Social Union.
The CSU is the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. The leadership is being vacated by an ally of the chancellor, Edmund Stoiber, who has also been premier of Bavaria for over a 10 years.
Stoiber said that he would step down in January, by the end of September after a party rebellion that had been led by Pauli.
Not long after he had announced his decision, Pauli caused a bit of a controversy by posing for a popular magazine as a dominatrix wearing long latex gloves.
Now this is a woman who is dedicated and not afraid to use whatever means she has. German politics sounds like a wacky thing.
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