Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Policy Brief 3/2021 - Promises kept – a final balance sheet for the grand coalition, 2018–21

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Parties and governments are better than their reputation. That includes Germany’s grand coalition: out of a total of 294 promises included in the 2018 coalition agreement, almost 80 percent were realized in full or in part. This is also reflected in surveys showing that people have significantly more trust in politicians to implement coalition agreements. For the new government, too, this represents an opportunity.

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