German voters go to the polls on Sunday 24 September 2017. The current chancellor, Angela Merkel, is widely expected to secure a fourth term in office (though we’ve seen plenty of political upsets in recent years). Assuming Merkel wins, then Martin Schulz’ Social Democratic Party (SPD) is likely to come in second place.

The question, then, is which party will take third place? Who will end up in coalition with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party? And who will end up as the largest opposition party?

Today we’re looking at the manifesto of the FDP. They’ve put forward Christian Lindner as their candidate for chancellor, and hope that they can re-enter the Bundestag after spending some time in the wilderness (having been rejected by voters in the 2013 elections). Will they be willing to enter into coalition with Merkel’s CDU after being burned the last time around? What do their party believe, and what sort of programme would they put in place if they won power?

Are you interested in learning more about the election promises of the AfD? Take a look at the infographic below (click for a larger version)

What do the FDP party stand for? Will their focus on education and digitalisation 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 – INSM

 



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What do YOU think?

  1. Hr Tom Mosen

    proberbly sumthing like, taking money from the poor, and working people, to help the billionairs get special treatment…its generally what they do..

  2. Miro Perinić

    My emphasis is on my own values, less on globalization, “pull out the handbrake”,

  3. Nick Komselis

    Nothing really… It’s main reason for existence is to help Merkel complete her destructive work for Germany and the rest of Europe and prevent AfD from getting too strong. Apart from that the guy is full of shit…

  4. Stefania Portici

    Germania ha il modello ordoliberista chiunque vinca . BASTA , se lo tenga per se il suo modello e lasci liberi gli altri , fuori dall’euro, fuori dai trattati e amici come prima

  5. Stefania Portici

    l’ordoliberismo e il neoliberismo sono riusciti a rendere legale il rubare .Siete ladri di serie A e anche assassini .

  6. Valentin Nebunescu

    I don’t know really. Couple of times I asked Christian Lidner to take an stand against rasist attacks on romanians.No reaction at all . Secondly I asked the FDP to do something about workers that have high productivity but equal pay as the rest.No reaction.I will let you to draw an conclusion.

  7. Carlos Branco

    from Portugal we wish good luck to AFD ! vote AFD in germany election please VOTE AFD <3 AFD <3 AFD <3 Please go vote AFD !!!

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