German wind power state to elect new government on 15 October
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.