An Anti-Bailout Vote? (Elections in North Rhine-Westphalia)

Posted by John Rosenthal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffered big losses in state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday, and the traditional English-language media appear to have had an “instant” narrative available to explain this fact: the vote was a protest vote against the federal government’s support for a financial bail-out package for Greece. One problem though: the party that made the biggest gains in the election, the Greens, also supported the bail-out.

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