An unclear coalition and a climate in crisis – here’s a look at the German election
Germany held national elections this past Sunday, marking the end of a 16-year long center-right led government, as Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union steps down. And while it seems the center-left Social Democrats have the edge with a slim plurality, it’s not enough to be the obvious coalition leader. It will likely be weeks, if not months, until Europe’s most economically and politically powerful nation puts its governing coalition in place.
What stood out during this election cycle are three clear signs showing that climate and the energy transition were top of mind for the German people.