News Digest Item
15 May 2017

“The hard truth caught up with the SPD”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The strong showing by the Christian (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP) in the state election in North Rhine-Westphalia shows that voters have put more emphasis on economic policy and wealth, writes Heike Göbel in an opinion piece for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “It is encouraging for the whole of Germany that the citizens of the most populous state have decided to finally put less trust in those who above all lure with redistribution and higher social spending – and climate protection without any regard to the economy,” writes Göbel.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Facts on the German state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia article Coal exit: elephant in the room at vote in German industry heartland for background.

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