The Comeback Kids? The September 26 Election and the Green Party’s Paths to Government

In this AGI webinar, journalist Peter Unfried examines the Greens’ drop in the polls after early success and discusses possible coalition options that would see a Green return to government.

After a dramatic surge in public opinion in spring 2021, the Green Party briefly became the most popular party in Germany. As the election campaign intensifies, the Greens now are facing headwinds, even though their agenda for a climate-policy revolution resonates broadly with a German public that is increasingly concerned about climate change. What explains their dropping support, and what are the Greens’ potential paths to power? Watch our conversation with journalist Peter Unfried, one of the most insightful observers of the Greens, to learn more about the Greens’ strategy in the final months of the campaign, the potential coalition options, and how German policy might change if the Greens should return to government.

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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.

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