“The chancellor has stolen the show from the Greens”
It will be difficult for other parties to beat German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming federal elections, because she regularly takes proposals and demands of others and makes them her own, historian Martin H. Geyer told the Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview. The Green Party in particular suffers from this, as shown by the example of the country’s nuclear exit. “The chancellor has stolen the show from the Greens. They fight for topics – which at first are often unpopular – until they have a strong majority within the population, only to then be picked up by other parties. That’s the Green’s dilemma,” says Geyer.
Read the interview in German here.
For background read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.