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    Interpreting the 2021 German federal election results

    When: Monday, September 27, 2021, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

    Online only: https://www.brookings.edu/events/interpreting-the-2021-german-federal-election-results

    What: The Merkel era is drawing to a close…sort of. After 16 years, Germans will go to the polls on September 26 to elect a new chancellor. But with a fragmented German party landscape, and record numbers of mail-in ballots and undecided voters, the outcome remains more open than in any postwar German election. What is likely, however, is that Germany could see its first three-way governing coalition; with several numerically possible options, that might mean protracted coalition negotiations. Meanwhile, until those questions are resolved, Chancellor Merkel will head a caretaker government.

    On September 27, the day after the election, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a panel discussion to dissect the results. Audience Q&A will follow.

    Viewers can submit questions for speakers by emailing events@brookings.edu or joining the conversation on Twitter using #GermanElection.


    This event is part of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, which aims to build up and expand resilient networks and trans-Atlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning trans-Atlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

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