The last German National election (26 Sept. 2021) was atypical in that no incumbent from the ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), fought for re-election. Indeed, long-time German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the steady hand of German politics, had retired, leaving the party’s fortunes to new CDU leader Armin Laschet. With Laschet & the CDU losing the election, what lies ahead for Germany and Europe? Will there be change, or will things remain the same? John is joined by the Academy for Political Education’s Prof. Ursula Muench to discuss this.