With the Greens now leading the polls, party co-chair Annalena Baerbock, 40, is seen as a serious contender for German chancellor in September’s general election. She has moved the Greens increasingly to the political center.

BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 19: Greens Party co-chair Annalena Baerbock, candidate in the Malzfabrik, gives an interview on April 19, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Baerbock will run as Germany’s Greens Party’s candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor in September’s general election. (Photo by Andreas Gora – Pool/Getty Images)