Angela Merkel’s longevity masks the disintegration of Germany’s political center | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Angela Merkel’s longevity masks the disintegration of Germany’s political center

The economic data is staggeringly positive. Strong annual growth, a huge budget surplus and close to full employment. And even Berlin, the much-maligned “poor but sexy” capital city is finally prosperous. So how come Germany’s two main establishment political parties were barely able to cobble together half of the vote, between them, in last year’s federal election?

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