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The German Social Democrats' (SPD) existential crisis can no longer be treated as a typical party crisis.With another important regional election fast approaching in Hesse, polls indicate that the SPD will lose still more support, albeit not as dramatically as in Bavaria.The SPD and the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union have stood as the twin pillars of German politics since the end of World War II. But with the SPD declining, Germany is moving from a de facto two-party system to a multiparty system in which no single party plays a dominant role.German voters have rejected the longstanding CDU/CSU-SPD "grand coalition". Whereas smaller parties once functioned as mere subsidiaries of either the SPD or the CDU/CSU, the bit players are now eclipsing the former stars.Still, it is worth noting that while the SPD and the CDU are currently losing support, their ideas remain popular.For example, one could imagine an arrangement between the CDU/CSU, the Free Democrats, and the Greens the so-called Jamaica coalition.
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