27 June 2011
Ordnung muss nicht sein – Developments on the German Political Scene
The results of parliamentary elections in seven German federal states, ongoing since early 2011, show the collapse of the existing order on the German political scene. This year’s elections have fully revealed the extent of social transformation in Germany and its impact on voting preferences and the hitherto stable party system in this country. The largest and most popular parties so far – the CDU and the SPD – are losing the voters’ confidence and support, whereas the parties associated with protest movements (such as the Greens) are gaining prominence.
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