The new German government: continuity or change?
It's been nearly two weeks since the results of the German election came in. And still, Angela Merkel remains in post at the Chancellery in Berlin.
With no knock-out winner in these elections, what type of government do Germans exactly want and what will they actually get?
In today's episode, our Europe editor Matt Frei explains the 2021 election results that saw the SPD emerge from the ashes of 2017 and Merkel's party record their worst result since World War Two.
And in an election framed as a climate election while the Greens doubled their votes, will their failure to not finish in the top two mean they have to dilute their radical policies to enter into government? And does that mean this is not a change election, but more a continuity one?
Sources: BBC News, The Guardian
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