The World from Berlin 'Politicians Should Not Fear Direct Democracy'

Bulldozers can finally dig in after opponents of the Stuttgart 21 rail project suffered a decisive defeat in a referendum on Sunday. Now, as head of the state government in Baden-Württemberg, the Green Party must complete a project to which it has long been opposed, write German editorialists.
Stuttgart 21 opponents follow referendum results on Sunday evening.

Stuttgart 21 opponents follow referendum results on Sunday evening.

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-- Kristen Allen