German Political Uncertainty

Coalition Talks Break Down On Sunday evening, the first attempt to form a “Jamaica coalition” in Germany failed. The CDU-CSU, FDP and Greens were unable to come to an agreement, ending with the FDP walking away from negotiations on the grounds that the compromises needed to secure a coalition would jeopardise the party’s electoral line. Give...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
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AfD Surprise Markets And Take Third Place The Euro was trading lower on Monday morning as markets reacted to the results of the German elections, which delivered some surprises. The initial vote count showed that the CDU received 32.9% of the vote with the SPD coming second with 20.7% of the vote, and AfD coming third with 12.9% of the vote. T...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more
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All Quiet on The German Front The German elections are just two weeks away now and so far, aside from a few personal attacks on CDU’s Merkel by SPD’s Schulz, there has been little excitement to note. Current polling results continue to show a strong lead for the incumbent Chancellor’s party with the SPD in second place. The only real unknown el...

2017-09-13 James Harte Read more

CDU Leading Comfortable Race The German election campaign continues to tick along as expected with the CDU/CSU maintaining a comfortable lead over the SPD, in second, who are expected to form a coalition government with Merkel’s party following the voting in three weeks’ time. German Election: Introducing The Main Parties – From CDU to AfD Fo...

2017-09-06 James Harte Read more
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The German election race is beginning to heat up as we head into September with Angela Merkel, the current German chancellor, coming under fire from SPD leader Martin Schultz. The new leader of the SPD targeted Merkel in rather a personal way this week accusing her of being “disconnected from reality” and “aloof” as well as attacking her for not...

2017-08-31 James Harte Read more

In the aftermath of the Dutch, Austrian and French elections, markets now turn their attention to the most important of the eurozone elections: the German election. As the country is the largest economy in the eurozone, the nation’s political leadership can have a key impact on the health of the eurozone economy and the election race is being cl...

2017-08-23 James Harte Read more

With the markets now well settled after a rather uncertain start to the year, the German elections will be the dominating theme in the coming months. Although the risks surrounding the election outcome is a lot less compared to the Dutch and French elections this year, investors and speculators alike will no doubt be closely monitoring the devel...

2017-08-22 John Benjamin Read more

The German Federal Election is almost a month away when German citizens will head to the polls on September 24th, which likely to be the country’s most significant political contest in decades. This election comes after the shocking Brexit referendum outcomes and the US election at the end of last year, which ended up with Donald J. Trump to be...

2017-08-21 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more