How will the elec­tion re­sults in Ger­many im­pact the Sino­Ger­man re­la­tion­ship?

Beijing Review - - World - By Li Chao

This is a cru­cial year for the EU with two found­ing na­tions, France and the Nether­lands, hav­ing held elec­tions and a third, Ger­many, sched­uled to fol­low suit this month. The Dutch and French elec­tions were nail-bit­ing with public sup­port for pop­ulist far­right par­ties ris­ing in the two coun­tries. Since there would have been great un­cer­tainty for the EU had France’s Na­tional Front leader Marine Le Pen or the Nether­lands’ Free­dom Party chief Geert Wilders won, the two elec­tions were viewed as vi­tal events that could de­rail the EU.

Now fed­eral elec­tions will be held in Ger­many on Septem­ber 24 to elect mem­bers of the Bun­destag, the Ger­man par­lia­ment, and a new chan­cel­lor to form a new gov­ern­ment. As

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