Germany’s two main parties haven’t exactly run the most exciting of election campaigns. However, the contest between the smaller parties has been much more interesting. Perhaps it’s because the smaller parties are more politically diverse, or maybe because the candidates are being more aggressive, since the race for third place is still so open?
The political parties in Germany have now all published their election manifestos for the upcoming Bundestag elections. We’ve taken a look at their policy programmes in detail and summarised the main points in the infographic for you below.
Next in our series is ‘Die Linke’. In order to promote gender balance, they’ve put forward two joint candidates for chancellor: Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch. But what do their party believe, and what sort of programme would they put in place if they won power?
What does Germany’s ‘Die Linke’ (the Left) party stand for? Will Die Linke’s focus on social justice and solidarity resonate with the German public? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!
Image Credits: CC / Flickr – Die Linke
The election manifestos will be presented in order according to the results of the “Sunday question”: CDU / CSU, SPD, Left, Greens, FDP, AfD. Parties below five percent have not been included .