Germany: the end of a political era?

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Angela Merkel's Union of Christian Democrats (CDU) Secretary-General Paul Ziemiak leaves the podium after reacting to the first results of two regional elections, giving his party largely defeated, in Berlin on March 14, 2021 . REUTERS - POOL

By: Romain Auzouy

21 mins

Regional elections were held last weekend in two German Länder and they were marked by a setback by the CDU, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel.


This warning comes six months before the legislative elections in which the woman who has been at the head of Germany for more than 15 years will not participate.

Will Angela Merkel's departure sign the end of an era for Christian Democrats?

What does this mean for the development of Germany today?

Who to take power in September 2021?

With our guest, 

Michèle Weinachter

, lecturer in Contemporary Germanic Studies at the University of Cergy-Paris and Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, member of the Editorial Board of the review

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