German Federal Election 2021

After the Voting:
What Happens Next?

27 September 2021

16:00 – 16:45 JST / 9:00 – 9:45 CEST

German Federal Election 2021

After the Voting:
What Happens Next?

27 September 2021

16:00 – 16:45 JST / 9:00 – 9:45 CEST


On the 26th of September 2021, the German Federal Election will take place. For the first time, after 16 years as first female Chancellor, Angela Merkel will not stand for re-election. Apart from necessary answers to European and global challenges, the question of who will follow Europe’s most recognized political leader makes this election unique and noteworthy worldwide.

A renewed attention for the Asia-Pacific region has been an important aspect of the Merkel Administration, with the adoption of policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific region, the "2 plus 2" dialogue, the German-Japanese Agreement on the Security of Information and the deployment of the Bayern frigate to the Pacific region as its biggest current highlights. The election manifesto of the governing CDU party underlines the commitment to close partnerships with democracies like Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. These nations are regarded as natural cooperation partners for the strengthening of the rule-based international order.

The online post-election discussion will take place on 27 September (16:00-16:45 JST/ 9:00-9:45 CEST) on Zoom. Mr. Jürgen Hardt, Foreign Policy Spokesperson of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, will be the speaker.

Mr. Hardt will deliver an analysis of the results and possible government coalitions. Given the various options, we will look into possible policy changes in both domestic and foreign fields. Interested audience members will have the chance for detailed questions and a direct response in the Q&A session.

Participants are able and highly encouraged to submit their questions per e-mail to prior to the event by Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (17:00 JST / 10:00 CEST). During the discussion, you will also be able to ask your questions through the Q&A function.

The discussion will be moderated by Ms. Rabea Brauer, Country Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Japan and Director of Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS).

Please find the CV of Mr. Jürgen Hardt here.


Agenda & Speaker

German Federal Election 2021

After the Voting: What Happens Next?

9:00-9:05 CEST

Introduction to the event

16:00-16:05 JST

Frau Rabea Brauer

Ms. Rabea Brauer

Country Representative Japan/
Director of Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS)

9:05-9:45 CEST

Analysis and Discussion
The day after the German election - Reflections on the results, on the possible coalitions and the impact on Germany’s political future.

16:05-16:45 JST

Mr. Jürgen Hardt

Member of the German Bundestag, Foreign policy spokesperson of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group.

9:45 CEST

End of the event

16:45 JST

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Please send your questions to us via: by Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (17:00 JST/10:00 CEST).

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For participation, it is necessary to register with your real name on Zoom. In order to conduct this online event, Zoom will process your data.
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