How great, really, was Angela Merkel?

Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, used to get around 40% of the vote. After 16 years of a Merkel administration the CDU got 24% last month. It won’t even be part of the next coalition government.

(Germans get a real ideological choice in their elections . . . they get to choose between socialist, liberal, conservative, centrist, green, and nationalist parties, all of which get enough votes to send representatives to parliament)


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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).