Campaigning in the Crisis German Politicians Compete with Empty Election Promises

Despite the economic crisis, Germany's grand coalition parties are conducting their election campaigns as if nothing had happened. As government debt spirals, politicians are continuing to promise secure pensions and lower taxes. Their rash pledges could soon prove to be nothing more than lies.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Caricatures of German politicians, on a deck of cards. Are they gambling that the electorate will believe their election promises?

Caricatures of German politicians, on a deck of cards. Are they gambling that the electorate will believe their election promises?

Foto: DDP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.
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