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!

Image Credits: CC / Flickr – European People’s Party
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 .

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  1. avatar
    Stefania Portici

    facciamocelo spiegare dai tedeschi la differenza tra Merkel e Shauble , quale è la differenza ? Ci spieghino proprio la differenza fra i vari partiti tedeschi , sono interessata a conoscere la loro opinione

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    Tarquin Farquhar

    Complete and utter disregard for EU borders – importing 1 million immigrants to address its own demographic time bomb and consequently causing border-mayhem in the EU as a result.

    Complete dishonesty regarding the Muslim-majority state of Turkey and its putative accession to the EU.


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    Jose Quintans

    Stands for whatever their masters tell them.

    Don’t forget that:
    * Germany is still an occupied country.
    * Germany benefits from the EU economic design, as well as all other members benefit too, but,
    * Germany’s huge surplus (biggest in the world) ends in USA stock market.

    That is not a healthy EU-USA relationship.

    Sons of Rome, Semper Fidelis.
    God bless Europe.

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    catherine benning

    Do the German people really believe Merkel is going to play their tune after she gets back in office? That is the equivalent of believing immigrants coming in from North Africa are going to change their cultural practices once they pass through the borders.

    Germans, as well as the rest of the Europeans deserve all they get. They had a chance to be free and rejected it. So they are voting for more of the same. Take note all you citizens, Germany intends to replace Europe with a change of ethos.

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    Ivan Burrows

    It stands for re-writing history and forgetting 1945. The EU now belongs to Germany and ‘you’ are now a citizen of the Greater Germany Empire.

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      Jose Quintans

      Someone has to lead.
      The only problem with that is that Germany is occupied and Germans are brainwashed to hate what they are.

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    Democracy is unnecessary because European citizens do not have a stand on anything. Everything is served and they have nothing to think about, because different thinking is not possible, Bad and stupid

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