The race to be ‘kingmaker’ is heating up in Germany’s federal elections. With the centre-right CDU and centre-left SPD all but guaranteed to take first and second place, the smaller parties are jostling for a place in any likely coalition government.
Current polling suggests another “grand coalition” of the CDU and the SPD, or a “Jamaican” coalition (named after the Black, Yellow and Green flag of Jamaica) with the CDU, the Greens, and the FDP. The Greens, however, are not exactly natural partners with conservatives or liberals (though there is a history of Green-CDU coalitions at state level).
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.
Today we’re looking at the manifesto of Alliance 90 / The Greens. In order to promote gender balance, they’ve put forward two joint candidates for chancellor: Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Cem Özdemir. But what do their party believe, and what sort of programme would they put in place if they won power?
What do Germany’s Greens stand for? Will their focus on environmental protection 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 – Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Nordrhein-Westfalen
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.