The World from Berlin 'Greens Vote Shows Stronger, More Mature Party'

Germany's Green party dropped their demand for a nuclear phaseout by 2017 and voted on Saturday to back Chancellor Angela's Merkel's timetable to shut all reactors by 2022. The vote shows pragmatism and is a sign that the Greens are getting ready to return to power, commentators say. But, they add, it also helps Merkel.
Greens delegates voted on Saturday to support Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2022 timetable for the nuclear phaseout.

Greens delegates voted on Saturday to support Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2022 timetable for the nuclear phaseout.

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David Crossland