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Germany’s election: Behind consensus politics lie conflicting ideas of Europe

Bongardt, Annette, Codogno, Lorenzo, Torres, Francisco, (2017), «Germany’s election: Behind consensus politics lie conflicting ideas of Europe», LSE EUROPP, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου

Ahead of the 24 September German federal elections, Angela Merkel and the CDU/CSU are leading by a wide margin, although the number of undecided voters is still high. Annette Bongardt, Lorenzo Codogno and Francisco Torres write that although Europe has been relatively absent from the electoral debate, there is a clash between two different visions: further integration by strengthening European institutions, and gradual integration by making the Union even more inter-governmental, with a de-politicised Commission and a transformed European Stability Mechanism. Contrary to the perception that German elections are ‘boring’, there is a lot at stake for the future of Europe.

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