R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (find out what it means for Labour.)

He’s less glamourous. He’s certainly quieter. But last month, a new voice gave Aretha a run for her money by calling for a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t. The people of Germany listened. Olaf Scholz, Germany’s new Social Democrat Chancellor and leader of a new governing coalition, defied expectations with his methodical and managerial approach to win power…

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Yellow Squares, Green Circles? Germany’s Coalition Kingmakers

Esther Brown and Marius S. Ostrowski After four successive election victories by outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, this year’s German election has created a political situation marked by an unfamiliar degree of uncertainty. What is clear from the results so far is that there are four parties in the running to form the next government: the…

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