Past Event

Germany Votes – Lessons from the Election Night

September 27, 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’s historic election year is drawing to a close. If the polls get it right, the Social Democrats could very well emerge as the strongest party, a rather unexpected recent development, with Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Armin Laschet relegated to second place. But are the polls getting it right? And which coalition government is most likely to emerge? A Red-Green alliance? Another “Grand Coalition”? R2G, Kenia, or the so called “Traffic Light Coalition”? Our discussion will not only try to make sense of a historic election night but – we promise – also of German political acronyms.

Please join us for the third and final session of our mini-series “Germany Votes – Lessons from the Election Night” on Monday, September 27 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EDT) via Zoom.

Our guest speakers will be Delara Burkhardt, Member of the European Parliament, Christina Kampmann, Member of Parliament from North Rhine-Westphalia, and Thomas Kralinski, Das Progressive Zentrum. 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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European Institute