The next German federal elections are due to be held in Autumn 2013. Michael Miebach writes that the opposition SPD are likely to find it difficult to counter Angela Merkel’s popularity with the German electorate. Nevertheless, they may be able to build some momentum if they can secure a positive result in January’s Länder election in Niedersachsen. It can be […]
If his party unites behind him, social democrat Peer Steinbrück will push Angela Merkel right to the wire in the 2013 German federal election.
The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) have named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate for Chancellor in the 2013 federal elections. Michael Miebach assesses Steinbrück’s chance of success, arguing that if the SPD unites behind him he should be able to position himself as a strong contender to Angela Merkel. His strategy will also depend on maintaining good relations with the […]
As Angela Merkel moves to take credit for Europe’s “growth pact”, German social democrats must remember that their job is not to support the government.
According to Michael Miebach, the chameleon-like chancellor Merkel looks poised to outmaneuver the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and claim credit for Europe’s “growth pact”. At the same time as the French left celebrated its great victory last Sunday evening, the German left was recovering from its disappointing performance in the Länder-elections in Schleswig-Holstein. With only 30.4 per cent of […]