Deepening polarisation? 5 things you need to know about the German elections and the EU
CommonSpace's David Jamieson reports from Berlin after Angela Merkel retained power in the German elections
THE German elections (24 September) have confirmed Angela Merkel as the dominant political force in Germany and an historic national personality.
But her election victory masks growing political polarisation at the heart of the EU project. This has been indicated, not least, by the growth of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.