From Radical to Conventional: A Closer Look at Germany’s Green Party

Germany’s Green Party was born out of the protests 40 years ago and has successfully weathered the turmoil within its ranks. Today, the party’s so-called royalists dominate and have joined Annalena Baerbock, their chancellor candidate in the September 26 elections. In fact, the Greens have gained executive experience as coalition partners in 11 of Germany’s 16 regional governments. For the past decade, they have also led the regional government in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Our correspondents report on the party’s transformation from radical to conventional and even on a certain form of conservatism.

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