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  • Merkel’s bitter Victory

    Angela Merkel has won a bitter victory in Germany’s general election. On the one hand, her Christian Democrats, expectedly, gained the biggest share of votes by far. On the other hand, the Christian Democrats, unexpectedly, only won 33 per cent of the vote, which is their worst result since 1949, and stands at more than…

  • Super Sunday Elections in Germany

    A political earthquake was predicted ahead of voting day in Germany, where regional elections were held in three of the 16 states. Now the dust has settled, and what’s become clear is that nothing much has changed: in all three states, the acting prime ministers are confirmed in office. In this snapshot Martin Kothé, head…

  • Halfway for the German Grand Coalition – a rough ride ahead for Angela Merkel?

    Halfway through the current black-red grand coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) the peaceful times are pretty much over. Things will definitely get rougher for Angela Merkel (CDU), with her leadership in managing the on-going refugee crisis in question, while the SPD leadership is under ever more pressure to find means out…

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