Podcast: The German election edition: Merkel wins big – why, and what now?

On this week's podcast we talk about the results of Germany's national election, which took place on Sunday Sep 22. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats emerged victorious with an increased share of the vote, but she still needs partners to form a governing coalition after her Free Democrat partners fell below the 5% threshold required for representation. We discuss the reasons for Merkel's victory, the state of politics in Germany, and the consequences of the result for the rest of Europe.

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