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Website ranks the sexiest Bundestag MPs

The Local · 30 Jun 2011, 06:35

Published: 30 Jun 2011 06:35 GMT+02:00

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Created by a jet-setting British diamond-mining heir, sexybundestag.de rates the respective 'hotness' of Bundestag MPs.

Francis Boulle, who has already set up similar websites for the British and Irish parliaments, explains on the site in English that he “thought it would be an interesting opportunity to hold the first ever Bundestag beauty contest and find out once and for all which which Politiker and Parties have the most sex-appeal.”

The site randomly puts photos of two German politicians side-by-side and visitors have to decide which they find more attractive.

On his Twitter feed Wednesday, Boulle wrote the site has gotten 300,000 hits in the last two days.

So who’s Germany’s sexiest Bundestag member? For some reason a lot of them seem to be female members of the socialist Left party. As of early Thursday, three of the top five were leftist women.

Twenty-six-year-old Yvonne Ploetz with a funky lip piercing was in first place followed by the more traditionally groomed 35-year-old Nicole Gohlke in second. Sahra Wagenknecht, who was given the moniker "the beautiful communist" by the German media due to her strident views and frequent talk show appearances, was ranked fourth.

A man didn’t pop up until place number 40, the 26-year-old Sven-Christian Kindler from the Greens.

Chancellor Angela Merkel from the conservative Christian Democrats was a lowly 518th place out of a total of 636 MPs. Bringing up the rear was Valerie Wilms, who is a 57-year-old member of the Greens.

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07:38 June 30, 2011 by harcourt
How "bloody" pathetic!! Don't they have anything else on their tiny minds, such as, are they doing a good job when representing the electorate in the Bundestag.
11:26 June 30, 2011 by DoubleDTown
Where I come from, elected representatives actually report to a specific group of constituents so those constituents can tell if the representatives are doing a good job for that constituency or not. Here, nobody has any idea who "their" representative is - thus there's really very little accountability.

Aside from that, the sexybundestag site is all in good fun and really has little to do with government.
13:27 June 30, 2011 by harcourt
Yes the lack of accountability of the Bundestag has always surprised me. The MPs automatically vote along party lines - never a free vote of conscience. It is just a hugely expensive talking shop. You might as well be governed by computer, at least it would be a bit more lively with a computer !!
13:43 June 30, 2011 by twisted
Forget the politics, etc. Julia Klöckner gets my vote...she is perhaps a bit Rubenesque but hot none the less.
13:49 June 30, 2011 by moistvelvet
I don't know what people are getting their knickers in a twist about, if a female politician is a hotty then it's just a bonus, infact for attracting so much attention to politics it can only be a good thing if they all asked for "bonus"!! I mean really who wouldn't give them one?
15:03 June 30, 2011 by melbournite
All in good fun? Let me spell it out for you - its patronising, its objectification, its sexist - something the Left has always opposed.
17:40 June 30, 2011 by Celeon
Im gonna be sick
17:46 June 30, 2011 by Englishted
Coming from where my logged name says I don't get a vote except in the E.U. elections.

But with the system used here I don't know who is the rep. for this area is ,or where his or her office is ,if there is a problem.

I am not alone in this please German locals do tell how you can find out who your m.p. is and which party they represent.

On the original subject I find it pointless and patronising
00:08 July 1, 2011 by TRJ
I will say this-- German politicians are, as a group, decidedly more attractive than the current batch of Americans.

I do, however, take HUGE exception to this website. It moves to slowly to process my votes.
03:51 July 4, 2011 by Wise Up!
If all else fails, sex sells. This is the beginning of the end.....

You guys got real problems.....
01:07 July 8, 2011 by Hibernicus
Should be no problem finding out who your representative is here:


As for the topic; usual trivia flooding the internet ; the price we have to pay for having the internet with open access.
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