When the three-party coalition under the leadership of Social Democrats assumed office a year ago, no one could have anticipated the number – or severity – of the crises it would face. The Ampelkoalition of Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats would have faced a steep learning curve under the best of circumstances. Lingering concerns over Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have overshadowed the first year of this fledgling coalition. While it has met some of its campaign promises and had some other achievements, two recent public opinion polls indicate that two-thirds of the population is dissatisfied with the Ampel.
Join us for a conversation with Stefan Kornelius, the Political Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, assessing the first year of the new government.