On September 26, Germans will vote in federal elections that will determine the composition of the Bundestag. The new majority in the parliament – most likely a coalition of three parties – will elect the next German Chancellor, marking the end of 16 years of leadership by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Join us for an online conversation about Chancellor Merkel’s legacy, the outlook for the elections, and the likely implications for Germany of this historical leadership transition with Stefan Kornelius, Foreign Editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and author of a biography of Angela Merkel.
This event is a partnership between the American Council on Germany, Atlantik-Brücke, Cleveland Council of World Affairs, and the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). It is part of WACA’s Wunderbar Together 2021 Engage America Series on “Germany’s Elections and the Future of Transatlantic Relations.” Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.