The red-green coalition

Lees, Charles (1999) The red-green coalition. German Politics, 8 (2). 174 -203. ISSN 0964-4008

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Abstract

In a recent interview with the magazine Stern, Green Environment Minister Jurgen Trittin claimed that, on the basis of his experience, there was no longer much to choose between the SPD and the CDU. As a result, Trittin argued, the Greens should no longer be in thrall to the Social Democrats but should be prepared to consider the Christian Democrats as potential coalition partners, at least in the medium term. Trittin's remarks were immediately condemned by politicians within his own party, as well as the SPD and - more surprisingly - the CDU itself! Few can doubt that they were at least in part the product of frustration with the red-green coalition's somewhat shaky start in office.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Charles Lees
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 12:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37952
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