Jamaica

Jamaica is history – the country now needs fresh ideas

Jamaica is history. The four participating parties CDU, CSU, FDP and the Greens went to great lengths, but from the very start the basis for common ground was small. Simply to form a government and participate in it – that proved insufficient for achieving a consensus. The political uncertainty is now set to continue for the time being. While there is still a possibility of relaunching the grand coalition, the SPD has shown no interest in being a part of this until now. Rather, the SPD is seeking a fresh start on the opposition banks, both conceptually as well as presumably also in personnel terms. Thus, the only political alternatives left are either to form a minority government or bring forward new elections. However, bringing forward elections is only the final possibility. It seems highly unlikely that visibly altered majorities would be achieved through a fresh ballot. The risk also…