The World From Berlin 'The Greens Are About to Churn Up Germany's Party System'

The small state of Saarland is about to become a test tube for a new political alliance that could transform German politics. The Green Party has voted to form a government in the first three-way coalition with its former arch-rivals, the conservative CDU and the business-friendly FDP. It's a bold and risky move, say commentators.
Pleased with himself -- Hubert Ulrich, the regional chairman of the Greens in Saarland, responding to Sunday's vote to join forces with former enemies.

Pleased with himself -- Hubert Ulrich, the regional chairman of the Greens in Saarland, responding to Sunday's vote to join forces with former enemies.

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-- David Crossland