By William Tucker
Edge Contributor

Germany recently held federal elections with Armin Laschet, the successor to Angela Merkel within the Christian Democratic Union, coming in second. Though Mr. Laschet could conceivably form a government, the odds are that a government coalition led by the center-left will ultimately prevail.

Regardless of the new government’s composition, Germany will not change much, if at all, in how it behaves. Democratic rule creates turbulence in Germany’s leadership, but the overall trajectory of this nation-state will change very little.



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