Die Linke – a party that makes life difficult for itself

Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) won 9.2% nationally in the 2017 election. It has 69 seats in the Bundestag and it is also in coalition governments in Thuringia, Berlin and Bremen. But despite its electoral weight, the party is regarded with suspicion by other parties, particularly Angela Merkel's CDU. The Left Party was formed in … Continue reading Die Linke – a party that makes life difficult for itself