Past Event

Elections in Germany: The Forecast of One German State Election

June 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Event

Part of a mini-series of conversations organized by the European Institute and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Germany is in a historic election year. With federal elections scheduled for September, six state-elections will set the stage for a fundamental restructuring of political power. Who will succeed chancellor Angela Merkel? Will the rise of the Green party continue? Will Germany's embattled left find its footing? Will the right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland gain new momentum? And how will this impact Germany’s place in Europe and beyond?

On June 6, voters will head to the polls in the East-German State of Sachsen-Anhalt in what will constitute a final stock-taking of public opinion ahead of the federal election. Will Germany’s right-wing populists replace the CDU as the strongest party in the Land? Will the Greens widen their appeal to voters in the East of the country? And what lessons can be drawn for the vote in September?

The second session of our mini-series “The Forecast of one German State Election” will be on Monday, June 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT) via Zoom.

Our guest speakers will be Professor Wolfgang Schroeder, from the University Kassel, Judith Klose, Head of Press and Communications at Civey, and Arne Lietz, a former member of the European Parliament and Senior Policy Advisor at the Ecologic Institut.

Adam Tooze will moderate the discussion. Knut Dethlefsen and Michael Bröning from the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation will contribute opening and closing remarks.


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