German elections. Will the AfD win?

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  • German election: who is standing, what are the issues and who will win?
    Germany’s election takes places on 26 September after which Angela Merkel will stand down after 16 years
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    In Germany’s election, the fate of the EU is at stake | Timothy Garton Ash
    After Merkel, the incoming coalition will have to prove that democracy can meet Europe’s great challenges, says Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash
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    Germany and indeed Europe, is coming to the end of an era as Mrs Merkel steps down and Germans will choose a new leader. But who will they choose? Will Germany go down the populist route and the AfD ascend to power, or will it be the CDU/SPD dominance as usual?


    What effect will the German elections have on the rest of the EU, if the AfD were to gain the Chancellery?

  • Well, at least she provided stability for that country. Germany has had worse leaders!

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  • AFD will not win. The Germans are still ashamed of their shocking history. They will be looking for a Centre Left or Centre Right candidate. Far Right or Far Left will not be elected. ;)

  • AFD will not win. The Germans are still ashamed of their shocking history. They will be looking for a Centre Left or Centre Right candidate. Far Right or Far Left will not be elected. ;)

    Great predictions Mike. Centre Left got the most votes but need to form a coalition. Looks like the Greens might have the controlling stake in any coalition. There are a few permutations but the Greens feature in all the viable outcomes.


    Imagine the Greens having the whip hand in the UK 😳. The UK Greens are nutters. The Scottish Greens are currently propping up the SNP and they are radicals.


    Not sure what German Greens are like but it doesn’t seem very appealing.

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  • As far as Germany goes, I'm quite happy that they have coalitions. We all recall what happened when they didn't have them...so I don't have a problem with the Greens in power over there. Not here though, of course. :)


    And it looks like Mrs Merkel stays until a new coalition can be formed, which might take months. And we used to think that the Conservative/Lib Deal coalition took too long to form and that only took three or four days.

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