When politically mature countries find themselves in times of crisis, mature political parties form grand coalition governments to get things done and lead their people out of the woods.
A prime example is Germany, where the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, join forces whenever there is a need to move things forward. Right now, the two parties are once again in a grand coalition, under Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship.
Germany’s centre-right and centre-left have many differences with regards to economic and European policy. Nevertheless, when the electorate demands it, they put their differences aside and find common ground that allows them to govern effectively at home and maintain a united front in Europe.
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