It’s still not clear if there will be federal elections in Germany September 18 or not, but for the time being the overwhelming probability is that there will be, and that the result will be that Angela Merkel will be the next Chancellor of the strongest of the member states of the European Union.
Accordingly, it is of the greatest interest to look at the program that CDU/CSU presents before the election.
So far, only the foreign policy parts are translated into English. The entire program is of course available in German at http://www.cdu.de.
But I will return shortly with my comments to it. It’s very clearly going in the right direction – but it will clearly have to achieve more in order to deliver true success in the years to come.