In this recent commentary originally published by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte compares the election strategies of President Obama as he sought a second term and Chancellor Merkel as she fights for a third term next September. Specifically, Prof. Dr. Korte explains how both incumbents use(d) the approach of relying on the voters opting for consistency in leadership as both nations navigate through deep financial concerns. Will Merkel’s argument that another term under her guidance will be better than a new chancellor when it comes to fighting the euro crisis prove effective come election time?

Change? Nein, danke!, von Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte, Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Prof. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Korte is Professor of Political Science at the Universität Duisberg-Essen, where he focuses on the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany.  He is also the Director of the NRW School of Governance.