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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