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Was the EU Crisis the elephant in the Room? Revisiting Angela Merkel’s victory in the German elections

Richter, Hannah (2013) Was the EU Crisis the elephant in the Room? Revisiting Angela Merkel’s victory in the German elections. Euro Crisis in the Press (15 Oct 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While debates about the possibilities and conditions necessary to form a new German government are still ongoing amongst the different political parties, the general election result appears indisputable. Chancellor Angela Merkel was confirmed as Germany’s unchallenged conservative leader – her unaltered popularity seems to belie all political criticism. The public perception of Merkel’s EU crisis management likely explains this support. Engaging in a political strategy which satisfied both conservative and centre-left voters, I argue that Merkel managed to establish a reputation as reliable crisis-manager which underpinned her election success.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78250

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