...or not. In "The Chancellor Simulator" students can try it out - for an entire legislative period. In the game from Südwestrundfunk - Planet Schule, coalition building, the appointment of ministers, budget allocation and political decisions can be simulated along with their effects.
In the process, current political issues have to be dealt with and the real positions of the individual parties have to be taken into account.
In addition to the game and detailed instructions, there is a lot of background information, links and teaching materials on parliamentarianism and the parties in the German Bundestag.
The game is only available in German.
You can play the game here: Der Kanzlersimulator