Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Policy Brief 2/2019 - Better than Its Reputation

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In the first 15 months of its government activity, Germany’s grand coalition has already fulfilled or started on more than 60 percent of its 296 promises.

This points to a record-breaking mid-term balance for the current government. At the same time, only ten percent of all citizens still believe that political parties and governments also keep their promises. Why is that? And what can we do to change that?

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