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The stalemate election: can Germany move beyond Merkel?

Germany needs to progress beyond Merkel – but will it?

25 September 2021

9:00 AM

25 September 2021

9:00 AM

Germany’s election campaign has taken many unexpected turns. In January, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), were leading by about 20 percentage points. By April, the Greens were ahead. By July, the CDU/CSU had bounced back, and then all of a sudden, the Social Democrats (SPD) came out of nowhere to a solid lead by last weekend.

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