Let’s talk German elections! The SPD narrowly beat the CDU/CSU in their first Merkel-less election in 16 years. Meanwhile, the Greens and FDP also gained ground, as both parties can now join forces as ‘kingmakers’ in the upcoming coalition negotiations with Olaf Scholz (SPD) or Armin Laschet (CDU/CSU).
Who better to help us understand the elections results than Tarik Abou-Chadi, Associate Professor in European Union and Comparative European Politics at the University of Oxford. We talk about voting patterns, demographics, the outdated electoral system, Merkel’s legacy and much more.