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Charles Lees

Charles Lees is professor of politics in the department of politics, languages, and international studies at the University of Bath

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The Schulz factor

Charles Lees

Charles Lees assesses the prospects for Europe’s oldest social democratic party in the forthcoming election and beyond As we approach this September’s federal elections, the SPD’s prospects of unseating Angela Merkel’s grip on the Federal Chancellor’s office look increasingly bleak. After an initial surge of enthusiasm at the start of the year for the SPD…