Who will replace Merkel and which path will Germany take? The German Super Election Year has just started!

Monday, 12 April 2021 – written by Marcus Lantz


The state elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in March marked the start of the super election year in Germany which will culminate with the national elections to Bundestag on September 26. Also, several state elections will be held during the year. The state elections are of course very important for the national elections that are waiting for the autumn.


The election-year has started badly for the CDU. In both Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, the CDU lost about five percentage points. In Baden-Württemberg, the Greens got more than 30% and can continue to lead the government.

For the SPD, the election in Baden-Württemberg was a disaster. In Rhineland-Palatinate, however, the SPD can continue to rule. The question that many now are asking is whether the CDU's new chairman, Armin Laschet, still has any chance of becoming the CDU / CSU's chancellor candidate before the election to the Bundestag or whether it will now be the CSU's Markus Söder? We will continue to monitor this important election year.