Angela Merkel is predicted to be the next German Chancellor of Germany, she is reserved and hardly ever makes any surprising statements. She has her emotions under control and generally cultivates a sense of frugality.
"She doesn't excel; she's good, average. And that's something everybody can identify with. That's her recipe of success. The party's manifesto - she's it," says Edgar Wolfrum, who lectures on the Schröder era at Heidelberg University."
One thing that all parties dread more than anything is the group of non-voters. Their numbers have more than tripled since the 1970s, making them the largest group of politically mature citizens today."When certain groups don't take part in the election any more, their interests are likely to be less represented as a result."