Germany’s Green Party is hoping to prove the old adage that preparation and planning prevent poor performance.
It is kicking off its election campaign six weeks ahead of the contest. The roadshow will visit nearly 200 towns across the country with what party leaders say is a straightforward message about tackling the financial crisis and global warming. Jurgen Trittin, Green Party candidate: “We want more investments against the crisis — investments in climate protection measures, education, social welfare. For that we aim to create a million new jobs.” They hope to become Germany’s third largest party, but polls suggest they have some way to go in order to convince the country with the party predicted to win only 13 percent of the vote.