Fighting for the 'New Center' The Greens Rise as they Profit from Social Democrats' Decline

As Germany's center-left Social Democrats lose footing in the run-up to national elections, the Greens are profiting from the party's crisis. In many major cities, it has already risen to become the second-biggest political party.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
German member of parliament Hans-Christian Ströbele: The country's Green Party has succeeded in recent years in attracting both alternative and well as affluent voters.

German member of parliament Hans-Christian Ströbele: The country's Green Party has succeeded in recent years in attracting both alternative and well as affluent voters.

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