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State Elections Kick off Germany’s Superwahljahr

On Sunday, 14 March 2021, Germany held state elections in the western Länder of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Although the states are relatively small – with roughly 7.7 million and 3.1 eligible voters, respectively – these elections mark the beginning of Germany’s Superwahljahr, which will culminate with federal elections in late September and the formation of a new government with a new Chancellor for the first time in 16 years.

The day after the state elections, March 15, the ACG hosted a discussion on the results and Germany’s party landscape in an election year from Politics Editor for ZEIT ONLINE Katharina Schuler, and Florian Naumann, Team Leader and Editor in the Politics Department of Merkur.de.