News Digest Item
08 Aug 2017

German wind power state to elect new government on 15 October

Reuters / Clean Energy Wire

Lower Saxony, Germany’s largest wind power state and home to carmaker Volkswagen, will hold new elections on 15 October after a Greens party member defected to the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). The move had cost the current government coalition of Social Democrats (SPD) and the Green Party its one-seat majority and “marks the latest in a series of setbacks for the centre-left SPD, which is trailing the conservatives by a double-digit score in national polls”, writes Andrea Shalal for Reuters.

Read a Reuters article in English here.

For background on the 2017 election year, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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