Wanted! Bringing the European Identity in Post-Election Germancy Back In

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GR:EEN Policy Brief 9
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The 2013 German Bundestag elections were supposed to be boring. They were not. Not only did the Liberals (FDP) for the first time in the history of modern Federal Republic of Germany failed to cross the 5% threshold, but the victorious Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) led by triumphant Angela Merkel only just missed out on an absolute majority of votes and the chance to govern the country alone which has not happened since the Adenauer s era. Angie will now have to find herself a new partner to form a coalition. With only four parties in the Bundestag, there are not that many options available to her.