What Germany and EU are watching in US midterm elections

05/11/2018

Category: United States of America

Never before have the US midterm elections attracted so much interest abroad. Josef Braml, expert for the US at DGAP, stated that protectionism has been prevalent for some time among the Democrats - what is new now is that Trump has also given a voice to the protectionist forces among the Republicans. A Democratic victory could even be an opportunity for Trump, as it could help get his costly infrastructure programs through Congress, and thus lay the foundation for his re-election in 2020.

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