Supporters of the far-right Alternative party have much in common with voters for Brexit and Donald Trump.
German Election 2017
Two-party systems are polarizing by design. Democracies with multiple parties are more stable.
If you try to appeal to blue-collar voters and college graduates at the same time, you risk losing both.
If they are paying attention at all, Americans look at the German election through the lens of their own politics.
A three-party coalition won’t be easy, but it looks like the only option short of minority government.
The Christian Democrats remain the largest party but will need support from the liberals and the Greens.
The Atlantic Sentinel will provide up-the-minute analysis and commentary when Germany votes on Sunday.
Center-left parties in both countries try to unite working- and middle-class voters. What if those groups no longer want to be united?
The Christian Democrats sometimes lean toward complacency. The Free Democrats would keep them sharp.
Conservative and liberal voters are looking forward to government. Social Democrats are split.