The 1990 German Federal Election and the National Unification: A Watershed in German Electoral History?
The December 1990 German election resulted in a dramatic weakening of the Social Democratic and Green opposition parties, a moderate strengthening of the government coalition, and a unprecedented low voter turnout. This article explains the electoral outcome in terms of the interpretive frames each party employed to address the issue of unification in the election campaign in light of their past voter appeals and stances on the German question. Within the Social Democratic and the Green left-libertarian discourse, it was particularly difficult to assign a meaningful role to the concept of the nation and national unification. © 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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