After the Bundestag Election: The CDU in Crisis

In this AGI webinar, Ruprecht Polenz, Andreas Rödder, and Sarah Wiliarty discuss the future of the CDU with AGI Senior Fellow Eric Langenbacher.

After its worst electoral outcome in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Christian Democratic Union is in crisis. Angela Merkel will relinquish control of the government soon and will retire from active political life. A renewal of the top leadership has been announced—a team that will likely not include current leader and failed chancellor candidate Armin Laschet. But who will emerge to rebuild? Will the party shift right or continue on Merkel’s more centrist course? And how can the CDU regain lost voters, especially among the rising generations?

This webinar is supported by the AGI Harry & Helen Gray Culture and Politics Program and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is presented in partnership with The Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; the International Association for the Study of German Politics; and the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University.

October 28, 2021

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