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Greens in German government would be pragmatic

Thursday, May 6, 2021


Based on current polling trends, it could even overtake Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as the largest party. A government involving the Greens would have a significant impact on how Germany conducts both domestic and foreign policy.


  • If support remains at current levels, Germany could have its first Green chancellor and the first Green leader of any major government.
  • A government involving the Greens would likely weaken the ratification prospects of the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
  • Investment in Germany’s armed forces faces being squeezed by other concerns, such as the digital and ecological transition.
  • In government, the Greens would look to accelerate banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from Germany’s 5G network.

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