05.2013 DW Euromaxx Europe 28
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term in office, but the election race may not see a clear winner. Coalition building may prove interesting. Here's a who's who of German political parties.
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