Victory in defeat? Theo Sommer, former Editor-in-Chief of Die Zeit

As the newly-minted German parliamentarians gear up for their first session, analysts are debating whether last week's vote resulted in a disappointing victory or a comfortable loss for the country's incumbent leader. With its lowest share of the vote since 1949, chancellor Angela Merkel's party retains its hold on the top job but will now have to share the chamber with parties with which it has little if anything in common. Has German politics just changed in a major way by staying mostly the same? Oksana is joined by Theo Sommer, former editor-in-chief of the German newspaper Die Zeit, and an expert speaker at the Valdai Discussion Club, to explore these issues.  Theo Sommer will take part in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on the topic “Creative Destruction: Will a New World Order Emerge from the Current Conflicts?” where international experts will analyze the transformation of socio-political worldviews and outline the contours of the future.

 

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