Photo Gallery: The Rise of the Green Party
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Photo Gallery: The Rise of the Green Party

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Success and Contradictions How High Can Germany's Greens Rise?

Support for Germany's Greens has surged to record highs thanks to discontent with Angela Merkel's government. This former motley crew of rebels is now a mainstream party adept at milking its ethical image and its protest roots. Its opportunistic policy U-turns and self-contradictions are going unnoticed.
Von SPIEGEL Staff