The German Greens in the 2017 federal elections

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On 24 September 2017, the German Greens achieved their second highest share of the vote (8.9%) in a federal election but emerged the smallest opposition party in the Bundestag (67 of 709 seats). After coalition negotiations with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Liberals (FDP) failed, the Greens continue in opposition. But, with a new, energetic leadership team elected in January 2018 and a continued strong presence in government at regional level, the place of the Greens in the German party system looked secure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-945
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Issue number5
Early online date26 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2018


  • Green Party
  • Germany
  • Bundestag
  • German politics


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