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German Greens well placed for share of power despite Covid setback

Pandemic has stalled party’s momentum but it still has strong chance of entering government next year

In pandemic times, public health takes precedence over the wellbeing of the planet, as Germany’s Greens have had to learn the hard way. With Covid-19 shoring up electoral sympathies around a crisis-seasoned Angela Merkel, the buoyant upstarts in opposition have lost much of the momentum they had built up over the last 12 months.

And yet, paradoxically, the environmental party’s chances of entering government in 2021 have never looked greater.

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