Paper: SPD’s success is based on past mistakes

In the wake of the disastrous 2017 federal election campaign, the SPD commissioned an external working group (our managing director Jana Faus, Horand Knaup, Yvonne Schroth, Frank Stauss, Michael Rüter) to analyse and reassess their campaign.

In an extraordinary move for a political party, the report ‚Aus Fehlern lernen‘ (‚Learning from Mistakes‘) was published in 2018. In mistakes ‚Mistakes made – lessons learnt‘ for Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Jana Faus and Horand Knaup argue that the SPD’s federal election success in 2021 was not down to chance. Rather, the party took the right conclusions from the analysis on the mistakes made in 2017.

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