Could Olaf Scholz be the new Chancellor of Germany?

General Politics

With the German parliamentary elections and Angela Merkel’s departure after sixteen years, the scene seems set for profound changes, with months of coalition haggling ahead. But with a change of players and, maybe, a change of parties, will much really change in German politics? And how will that affect policy at home and in the EU?

Denzil Davidson, Adviser on EU Institutions; Thomas Gratowski, Senior Practice Lead MENA and previous staffer to a member of the Bundestag; and Ana Martínez, Practice Lead in EU Policy break down their predictions of who is most likely to win the elections, what is in the programme of each major party and how these may be affected by coalition compromises, and what all this means for Brussels politics and for the balance of power in Europe.

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