A note on the German Elections in March

I had a look around for the parliamentary situation in the German upper chamber, the Bundesrat, and realised, that if in the next month, the SPD manages to hold on to its majority in Rhineland Palatinate, and win in a coalition with the Greens and or the Left the elections for Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wutemberg, the CDU would lose its majority in that Chamber. By my counting, at the beginning of April the Bundesrat could have a left-wing majority of 34 votes agains 28 for the right in the minority, and about 7 neutral votes from Lander with “grand” coalitions.

Now, I am no specialist on German politics, but my impression is that this could create some problems for Merkel’s Government.

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