The election in Germany has seen progressives surge and conservatives suffer at the polls.
John Kampfner and Michèle Auga join It's Bloody Complicated to make sense of the SPD and Olaf Scholz's (relative) surge, the CDU's collapse, and the 'traffic light' (red/yellow/green) coalition talks.
Will Scholz’s late embrace of the climate agenda be born out in practice? And what can we in Britain learn from German progressive electoral successes – and the alliance-building challenges to come?
John Kampfner is a journalist and the author of Why Germans Do It Better: Notes from A Grown-Up Country (https://atlantic-books.co.uk/book/why-the-germans-do-it-better/).
Michèle Auga is head of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in London (https://www.fes-london.org/).
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