IN DEPTH: Merkel, RE await verdict

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to win a third term in office.

But two days before federal elections on Sunday it is still unclear whether she can continue her centre-right government or will need the support of the current opposition

That also translates into a deep uncertainty over what energy policy the next government in Berlin will pursue – ranging from a scaling down of support schemes for green energy to an actual acceleration of the country’s Energiewende, its move away from nuclear to renewable power.

Berlin’s energy policy is closely observed and, in part, copied not only in Europe but elsewhere in the world.

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