Germany’s politics for well over a decade now have been defined by a single principle: “Rule-and-Ruin”. Rule, that is, for Angela Merkel – and ruin for any other political force that joined her in a coalition government since she took office in 2005.
Today, even as Mrs Merkel still seems to be fairly on track for her fourth term, there is real reason to think that this old bargain is not going to work any longer. In fact, the future will look fundamentally different.
Read the full piece in Vocal Europe.