In Germany, Annalena Baerbock, Armin Laschet and Olaf Scholz, the candidates for Chancellor of the left-wing Greens, the the center-right CDU/CSU and the center-left SPD, respectively, encountered each other for a TV truel on Sunday evening. The two candidates who are trailing behind in the polls tried to make some headway.
Just a few weeks ago, almost everyone predicted another bad defeat for Germany's Social-Democratic Party SPD, for good reasons. For several years, the party had literally drowned in the polls. Now, the SPD is back, with Olaf Scholz at the helm.