On Sunday, September 26, German voters will go to the polls to elect Angela Merkel's successor to the Chancellery after 16 years, with the battle for supremacy and especially for who will be the next Chancellor being particularly ambiguous. Karl-Rudolf Korte, Distinguished German Ecologist and Director of the NRW School of Governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia, conversed  with Domina Diamantopoulou in Athens 984 for the forthcoming federal elections in Germany on September 26, the governing coalitions that are most likely to emerge, the strategies of the three strongest parties (Social Democrats, Christian Union, Greens) during the election period and the departure of Angela Merkel from politics.