Our German Election Day Live Blog and Reading List
The Atlantic Sentinel will provide up-the-minute analysis and commentary when Germany votes on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Atlantic Sentinel will be providing live analysis and commentary of the election in Germany.
Our focus will be on opinion. We won’t be competing with big-name outlets to bring you the latest news, although we will of course report the most important results.
We’ll be reading German, European and international coverage of the election and share (and where necessary translate) interesting takes. And we’ll have our own team of contributors to give you their perspective.
I hope you’ll join us! We’ll kick off around 3 in the afternoon Central European Time.
In the meantime, here is a selection of our election coverage to get you started:
- Everything you need to know: A guide to the German electoral system, the parties, their leaders and the most important issues.
- Our endorsement: The Atlantic Sentinel urges a vote for the liberal Free Democrats in order to keep Angela Merkel sharp.
- An overview of possible coalitions: Merkel could renew her alliance with the center-left or switch to a pact with either the liberals or Greens.
- A comparison of the party platforms: The left and right are divided on spending and taxes. On Europe and NATO, it’s the extremists versus everyone else.
- Merkel must be careful not to repeat Clinton’s mistake: In pursuing centrist voters, the German chancellor must take care to protect her right flank.
- Social Democrats need to pick side in culture war: It is impossible to appeal to progressive middle-class and nativist working-class voters at the same time.