Germany’s Green Party Tries to Go Mainstream Without Alienating Its Base

Stuttgart residents gathered in late February for the 454th weekly protest against a plan to overhaul the city’s central train station (Photo by Andrew Green).
Stuttgart residents gathered in late February for the 454th weekly protest against a plan to overhaul the city’s central train station (Photo by Andrew Green).
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Germany’s Green party had a weak showing in federal elections in 2017, causing analysts to largely write it off as a political force. But the past two years have seen an abrupt turnaround in the party’s fortunes. Buoyed by widespread concern about the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, as well as broader upheaval that has undermined the traditional mainstream parties, the Greens are now in the No. 2 position in national polls, and they are expected to perform well in the European Parliament elections in May. As journalist Andrew Green writes in this week’s in-depth report, […]

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