German Federal Elections 2021

Germany’s 2021 federal election marks both the end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year chancellorship and the realignment of German foreign and security policy. It presents an ideal opportunity for DGAP to offer the future German government constructive recommendations for action based on its foreign policy expertise on geo-economics, technology, climate, migration, international order, and security. We invite you to engage in dialogue with us through the publications and events in this dossier.

Wahlprogramme im Vergleich 



Prioritäten für die neue Bundesregierung

Visual Memos Bundestagswahl 2021 DE


Recent publications

Coping with a Period of Zero Gravity

DGAP Experts on German Politics Until a New Government is Formed

The eyes of the world were on Germany as it voted on who will succeed Angela Merkel after 16 years of leadership. While the answer is not yet clear and coalition talks could drag on, DGAP experts have given their initial reactions to key aspects of these elections that relate to foreign and security policy.


Past events

19:00 - 20:00 | 20 Sep 2021

Junge DGAP fragt

Marcel Emmerich, Bundestagskandidat für Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Ulm, Alb-Donau-Kreis