In September, Germany will elect a new chancellor to succeed Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power – and this week two of the major parties announced their candidates.
In this episode of World Review from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and Emily Tamkin in Washington DC discuss the state of German politics as the parties prepare for a summer of campaigning ahead of the German general election.
Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether they could be a Green domino effect across Europe if the Green Party wins the German vote.
Jeremy explores whether Armin Laschet can guide Germany’s fractured Christian Democrats to victory.
And, as polls for the German Greens surge, Jeremy argues that their chancellor candidate, Annalena Baerbock, will energise the election.
Read Jeremy’s long profile of Baerbock here.
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