For the parties in Brandenburg, the local elections at the end of May will be a mood test before the state elections. Red-Red probably no longer has a majority.
Will it continue in a straight line as before – or will it soon take a right turn? Photo: dpa
Just beyond the Berlin city limits, you can see them: Mixed in with the posters for the European elections on May 26 are other election advertisements. Sometimes the colors are garish, the photos blurred, or the names of the voters’ associations long and unfamiliar. Candidates promise to expand daycare centers or declare their love for a certain place. Unlike in Berlin, local elections will also be held on that Sunday at the end of May. The combined election date is intended to save costs and ensure a higher voter turnout.