Sommer, Theo
April 1967
Foreign Affairs;Apr1967, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p477
This article discusses on the impact of the fusion of Christian Democrats party and Social Democrats party to form one federal administration on the political developments in Germany. In this new development, Kurt-Georg Kiesinger and Willy Brandt installed in power the biggest majority bloc any freely elected German parliament has ever seen which turn both anxieties and hopes of the German people. The German hopes center around the attainment of specific short-range and medium-range policy goals. On the other hand, the anxieties focus on the long-range effects which this tremendous concentration of power in the ruling coalition, and the attendant diminution of the opposition's infiuence, might have on the political health of the nation.


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