In her latest blog, our Elli Hoai Anh analyzes the vote on same-sex marriage in Germany from a standpoint of Merkel's party politics.
Despite her opposition vote being lost, Merkel has managed to earn the contentment of the conservative members, while keeping the progressive voters happy. Legalizing same-sex marriage will, therefore, most likely come to her advantage as she seeks a fourth term in the upcoming German federal election.
Nonetheless, Merkel’s masterfully calibrated shift resembles a rather reoccurring pattern in her long-lasting political governance. Merkel has proved her ability to shift positions from the very beginning.
If Merkel is to win a majority in the upcoming election, she will most likely seek a coalition with parties supportive of same-sex marriage. In fact, the Social Democrats, Free Democrats, and the Greens have already indicated that legalizing same-sex marriage would have been a critical condition for joining any future coalition with the conservatives.
The full article is available on BlogActiv.eu.#Angela Merkel # CDU # CSU # German elections # Germany # LGBTQ # Martin Schulz # Same-sex marriage