On September 26 Germans will elect a new Bundestag that will significantly transform the German political landscape, following 16 successive years of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Amid a global pandemic, rising concerns about Germany’s and the EU’s global competitiveness, and an extremely challenging agenda to reach carbon neutrality, these Elections have a huge impact on businesses across the globe. 

Edelman Global Advisory’s experts are launching issue-specific analyses on the German elections, providing an assessment of what policy changes businesses and organizations can anticipate as a result of this new German government. Our advisors are on hand to help and support, but specifically our analysis will focus on 4 key mega issues, which are (1) Environmental and Climate Policy, (2) Health Policy, (3) the German-Franco Relationship & the Leadership of the EU and (4) Geopolitics of US-Germany-China relationship. 

If you are interested in how the German election results may affect your organization, get in touch with our experts today, at Edelman Global Advisory.

Photo finish at the German Bundestag election 2021

Turning point ahead

The German parliamentary elections were extremely close. The Social Democrats won narrowly ahead of the Conservatives. As there no coalition option exists without major hurdles, it is currently unclear who will be successful in claiming leadership and form the coming government. Given the historically close and ambiguous election results, at a turning point after 16 years of Angela Merkel and at the start of the post-COVID-19 phase and facing the historical tasks of climate change: this Bundestag election is of outstanding importance – for Germany and Europe.

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How the German elections could impact European climate and environmental policies

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year long reign is coming to an end after the elections on September 26. By examining the positions of Germany’s leading parties, this piece assesses how a new German government might shape EU climate and environmental policy.

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How the German elections could impact European health policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year long reign is coming to an end after the elections on September 26. By examining the positions of Germany’s leading parties, this piece assesses how a new German government might shape EU health policy.

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How the German elections could shape the German-Franco Relationship and the EU’s dynamics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year long reign is coming to an end after the elections on September 26. This piece provides an analysis of how changing German-Franco power dynamics could affect the EU following one of the most crucial German elections in decades.

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How the German elections could shape Germany’s foreign policy stance on the U.S.-China relationship

In what will be the most crucial elections in world politics this year, a new German Chancellor is set to succeed Angela Merkel after 16 years in office. The following piece looks at what stance Germany’s new government may take within the evolving U.S.-China geopolitical rivalry.

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