The AfD’s Thuringia maneuver caught Germany’s right-of-center parties flat-footed. The odds of a leftist coalition at the federal level in 2021 are rising.
The demise of the current Merkel government is not the most likely outcome yet. Both CSU and CDU would have too much to lose from it.
With a new term for Merkel, Germany and Europe can breathe a sigh of relief.
If immigration remains at the level of recent years, about 20% of the populations of France, England and Germany will be Muslim in the foreseeable future.
There are similarities between today’s Europe and the patchwork of around 300 territories and principalities which comprised the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.
Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.