Posts Tagged ‘angela merkel’

Germany and New Zealand Redux

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 20th, 2017 - 10 comments

New Zealand and Germany are both successful societies, with proportional democracies, strong economies, underpinned by strong public institutions and legal frameworks, and consistently believe that we are going in the right direction.  But both countries rely on MMP and coalition governments.  What will happen to the support parties?

The German Elections

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 26th, 2017 - 40 comments

On the other side of the world another western democracy with an MMP system has recently had an election which has thrown up a complex result.

Angela Merkel’s values

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 19th, 2016 - 30 comments

Angela Merkel has offered Donald Trump close cooperation on world issues, but with a rather important tag.

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