The heavyweights of North Rhine-Westphalia's state politics met on May 4, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. in the Elephant Round of the WDR: Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft (SPD), challenger Armin Laschet (CDU), Sylvia Löhrmann (Grüne), Christian Lindner (FDP), Michele Marsching (Piraten), Marcus Pretzell (AfD) and Özlem Alev Demirel (Linke). Who kept a cool head in the heated exchange? Who could convince with his political positions? Who provided the best arguments? The Debat-O-Meter accompanied the discussion in a media partnership with the General-Anzeiger Bonn, the Westdeutsche Zeitung and the Westfalen-Blatt.
- The call for the fact check - Laschet and Lindner convince (Westfalen-Blatt)
- Löhrmann and Pretzell fall through - respect for Piraten (Westdeutsche Zeitung)
- Laschet, Lindner and Marsching convince (General-Anzeiger Bonn)
Here you will find our interactive analysis of the evening to click through.