This is a historic election year in Germany. The Merkel era is ending after 16 years, the incumbent is not in competition, and there is a wide open field of possible candidates for the Chancellery in Berlin. Germany is grappling with the ongoing Covid pandemic and is lagging behind on vaccinations. On top of this, the governing CDU/CSU are engulfed in a scandal involving pandemic protective equipment procurement. Knut's Logbook takes a look at the current developments in Germany's Super Election Year.
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