“Merkel’s new power options”
The CDU’s forging of new state government coalitions in Schleswig-Holstein (CDU, Green Party, FDP) and North Rhine-Westphalia (CDU, FDP) opens up options for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in the September federal elections, writes Daniel Delhaes in Handelsblatt. “If the alliance in the north [“Jamaica-Coalition”] proves itself in the first couple of months, it could be an option after the federal elections on 24 September. For many in the CDU, black-yellow [CDU-FDP] in Düsseldorf is an option anyway,” writes Delhaes.
A participation by the Greens in the next federal government could make a big difference for the country's future energy policy.
Read the article in German here.
For background read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.