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.
It looks like CDU/CSU and SPD agreeing to stay together throughout 2020. But the risk that the SPD throws in the towel continues to loom large.
Germany’s center-left SPD will be led in the future by a little-known left-wing duo that is highly critical of the SPD’s role in Angela Merkel’s government.
Germany’s parties on the left are only a few percentage points short of a potential majority.
Buoyed by its recent election success, could Germany’s Green Party claim the chancellorship when Merkel leaves office?
A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021.
How is the race to succeed Angela Merkel at the helm of the CDU, Germany’s largest party, shaping up?
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.