Where now for the SDP?

Kevin Kuehnert, head of the SPD’s youth wing, speaks during an SPD party convention in Berlin. Photo: Reuters

It is alleged that when she first became leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, Andrea Nahles’s authority was such that she could influence journalists on whether they should eat schnitzel or beef. A year later, her authority obliterated after the party’s worst results in elections since 1887, she had stepped down.

The SPD are haemorrhaging more and more support as weeks go by. Receiving 15.8% of the vote at the…