Episode 78: Meet Berlin’s New Government, Same As The Old Government? Common Ground Berlin
Berlin’s new mayor is widely expected to be conservative Kai Wegner. He would be the first Christian Democrat to hold the post in two decades and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), who would be junior partners in Wegner’s government, vow that they and the CDU will get a lot done.
But is that even possible? And can this new government regain the trust of Berlin voters? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses with moderator Alfonso Pantisano of the SPD Landesverband and political scientist Viola Neu of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, which is associated with, but independent from, the CDU.
Dina Elsayed produced this episode.