Germany votes, again.
12 Oct 2017 11:17 AM
With coalition talks in Berlin finally about to start, the German state of Lower Saxony will hold an election of potentially wide-reaching impact on Sunday. Open Europe’s Leopold Traugott explains what to keep an eye on in German politics this month.
With 7.9 million inhabitants, this is the fourth most populous of Germany’s Länder. There are two important reasons to closely watch these elections and what follows thereafter: first, the end of these state elections will herald the actual start of German coalition negotiations; second, they might also herald the beginning of the end for the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), Martin Schulz.
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