What′s next after Germany′s election: The kingmakers′ moment (E12) | News and current affairs from Germany and around the world | DW | 30.09.2021

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages


What's next after Germany's election: The kingmakers' moment (E12)

The beginning of the end of the Merkel era is here. A narrow win for the SPD under Olaf Scholz has left Merkel's camp damaged, and given unprecedented leverage to the "kingmakers," the neoliberal FDP and Greens, in the search for a new coalition. In the latest edition of Merkel's Last Dance we catch up on the state of play and speak to potential FDP Foreign Minister, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff.

Listen to audio 53:41

Hosted by Richard Walker (@rbsw), with Michaela Küfner (@MKuefner) and Nina Haasa (@NinaHaase).  

More from the DW Politics team on Twitter: @dw_politics and @dwnews

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff on Twitter: @Lambsdorff

That FDP-Green selfie

Background on the FDP & Greens: Germany's Green Party and the FDP: Two kingmakers poles apart

DW's election night coverage









How German elections work

Watch video 04:25

How do German elections work?

WWW links