My Authors
Read all threads
Wondering what happens in Germany after Merkel? Black-Green (CDU/CSU+Greens) remains most likely, but Red-Red-Green (SPD+Linke+Greens) is possible. I'm mentioning this because the far-left Linke is currently debating their stance on foreign policy and it's rather interesting
In terms of domestic policy, it's easy to imagine possible compromises between Linke and SPD and Greens. Increase minimum wage, do more to combat climate change, spend more on infrastructure, higher taxes - that sort of thing. In foreign policy, it's a lot more difficult
The Linke wants to disband NATO and end all foreign deployments of the Bundeswehr, Germany's military. They also want to ban all arms exports. Those positions are so radical that Social Democrats and Greens cannot possibly agree to them
So while SPD and Greens happily govern with the Linke at state level (see below), they can't really do it at the federal level (where foreign policy is made) until the Left is ready to compromise on NATO, Bundeswehr, arms exports and so forth
Some in the Linke are willing to move because they see that Red-Red-Green is their only realistic chance of making it into federal government, others see any compromise on foreign policy issues as a betrayal of their core values

spiegel.de/politik/deutsc…
It's impossible to say which way Linke will go, but it's definitely going to be a few tough months for them. Either way, it could all be theoretical if the parties of the left (SPD+Greens+Linke) fail to get a majority, which appears to be the most likely outcome at the moment
/end
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Keep Current with Marcel Dirsus

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!