'Fatal Mistake' Green Party Takes Stock after Election Flop

Germany's Green Party faces a shake-up after its poor performance in Sunday's election, with lead candidate Jürgen Trittin the latest to step down. Now former head Joschka Fischer is taking the party's leadership to task, as the finger pointing begins in earnest.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
German voters proved unimpressed by the Green Party platform this year.

German voters proved unimpressed by the Green Party platform this year.

Foto: PHILIPP GUELLAND/ AFP
Photo Gallery: The German Election in Numbers
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Photo Gallery: The German Election in Numbers

Green Party leaders at a Monday press conference. From left, Claudia Roth, Cem Özdemir, Katrin Göring-Eckhardt and Jürgen Trittin.

Green Party leaders at a Monday press conference. From left, Claudia Roth, Cem Özdemir, Katrin Göring-Eckhardt and Jürgen Trittin.

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