Europe

Who will follow the Merkel Era?

With general elections in 2021, Angela Merkel will be replaced as German Chancellor after being in office since 2005. Towards the end of her tenure, she once again guided Germany and the EU through a crisis. Therefore, all eyes will be on her successor. However, without a clear favourite and various coalitions possible, politics in Europe’s strongest economy is unusually, and for some worryingly, open.