Germany’s Election Could Upend European Politics

Germany’s Election Could Upend European Politics
Three election posters show the top candidates for chancellor in Germany’s upcoming elections: the SPD’s Olaf Scholz, left, the CDU’s Armin Laschet, center, and the Greens’ Annalena Baerbock, in Frankfurt, Sept. 15, 2021 (AP photo by Michael Probst).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Europe Decoder, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about Europe. Subscribe to receive it by email every Thursday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox.   According to the latest opinion surveys ahead of a general election in Germany scheduled for Sept. 26, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union, or CDU, is on course for its worst performance in the party’s history. Together with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, or CSU, […]

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