Europe’s “Super Election Year” is set to end not with a bang but a whimper. After shock election results in France (where political newcomer Emmanuel Macron swept aside the establishment parties) and Britain (where British Prime Minister Theresa May gambled on an early election and unexpectedly lost seats), the upcoming federal elections in Germany are being called “boring” by commentators.
However, commentators have been (frequently) wrong before. There is certainly still time for another election upset, and voters do not like being taken for granted.
The political parties in Germany have now all published their election manifestos for the upcoming Bundestag elections. We’ve taken a look at their manifestos in detail and summarised the main points in the infographic for you below.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) election manifesto is the first up. Their candidate, Chancellor Angela Merkel, is fighting for a fourth term in office. Our infographic presents some of the highlights of the CDU program on the EU, international trade, environmental protection, asylum and education.Are you interested in learning more about the election promises of Germany’s CDU / CSU? Take a look at the infographic below (click for a larger version)
What does Angela Merkel’s CDU party stand for? Will German’s upcoming elections end up handing Merkel a fourth term? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!