Germany votes in two weeks time on the fate of Angela Merkel’s government. The result will depend in part on a quirk of the country’s otherwise very democratic electoral system – a system which, incidentally, would have produced a rather different result last weekend in Australia.
The World is Not Enough is a blog about world politics, looking at parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective. Charles Richardson has been a regular Crikey contributor since 2002; he has a PhD in political philosophy and has worked in a variety of political positions. Read more about the blog here.