The fact that the local and legislative elections are so close this year is seen by déi gréng as both a challenge and an opportunity. Communicating a green political vision, however, is more complicated than selling yoghurt.
How are the political parties preparing for the super election year? Who is responsible for the election campaign? Who is calling on the support of foreign specialists? Who is doing it all in-house? We asked, and made a new series out of it.
This time we look at the Greens, the smallest of the three coalition partners, who, despite sobering polls, seem to be brimming with self-confidence. With Sam Tanson, Minister of Culture and Justice, there is only one Green politician in the top ten of the most popular politicians in the latest Politmonitor, while according to Sonndesfro the party would have to give up one of its current nine seats, but the party leadership seems to be quite unconcerned.
When we meet the two co-presidents of the party, Djuna Bernard and Meris Sehovic, on a rainy afternoon in the Independent Café in the capital, together with the coordinator of the Green Party secretariat, Pit Bouché, they are not only in the best of moods, they even seem to be looking forward to the upcoming, hot phase of the election campaign.
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