Germany’s Socialists are worrying

The German regional elections held in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Saarland Länder (the last tests before the major federal ballot of next September) confirmed the authority of Chancellor Angela Merkel over her party. The local results, moreover, were bearers of good omens for the CDU/CSU’s national victory and a severe setback for Martin Schulz’s party, the SPD.