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All eyes are on Germany. After 16 years as Chancellor, Angela Merkel is stepping away from the political spotlight. The September 26 election played a critical role not only for Germany but also for the European Union.
It’s clear that the Social Democrats (SPD) are slightly ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). But both are a long way from a majority and a three-party coalition is a mathematical certainty. Will it be a left-of-center coalition led by the SPD or a CDU led right-of-center government? Exploratory talks between the parties have already begun.
Watch the discussion to hear a fascinating analysis of the recent German election by Brookings scholar and leading expert on Germany, Constanze Stelzenmüller.
She discusses coalitions, candidates, and the future of Germany on the international stage.