Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

EINWURF 1 / 2018 EN - Promises Made, Promises Kept

  • 2018, 8 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Political parties and governments are better than their reputation. This also holds true for the previous German grand coalition composed of the CDU/CSU and SPD: Of the 188 total promises in the 2013 coalition agreement, almost 80 percent were either fully or partially fulfilled. However, less than 13 percent of all eligible voters see things this way. The majority underestimates what the parties and the government achieved.