Power Shift

Merkel and the battle for succession: a report from inside politics

Original Title: Machtverfall

Hardcover with jacket, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0141-7
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: May 25, 2021
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Robin  Alexander - Power Shift
 
 
 

 

The end of the Merkel era: a brilliantly researched political thriller

At the start of 2020, Merkel and the grand coalition stood on the edge of an abyss: the CDU was divided and its comrades fragmented, and on top of that there was the AfD, and a Green Party member with their eye on the Chancellorship. Berlin was worried. Could the coalition somehow manage to drag itself to the next general election? Then the pandemic hit, and the struggle for power started afresh.

Robin Alexander reveals the political drama behind the scenes of the grand coalition, and the reality behind the staged press conferences, briefings and TV addresses. He describes the ruthless battle to become Merkel's successor, which started with the failure of the coalition's so-called 'Jamaica negotiations', and how, in times of crisis, the Chancellor always manages to hit the top of her game, yet is prone to fatal mistakes. The COVID crisis is only one spectacular chapter within the bigger narrative of Merkel's dramatic last days at the head of the German government.

Power Shift is a report from the inner corridors of power, the definitive portrait of a tormented chancellor, and the gripping tale of the end of an era that has left its mark on Germany.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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