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Sunday, October 13, 2019

New edition of “grand coalition” looming as talks draw to a...

In the afternoon things were still looking promising for the new, old grand coalition, as development minister Müller announced a breakthrough in negotiations for...

Cataluña: A constitutional crisis and no end in sight

After half a year of full-on constitutional crisis in Spain, the results are sobering and give little hope for constructive progress, let alone a...

CDU and SPD to meet as preliminary coalition talks begin

Chancellor Merkel will return to the negotiating table on Sunday with leaders from the Social Democrats (SPD) and representatives of her Bavarian sister party,...

“Jamaica” coalition talks fail after deadlock on migration

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government were terminated shortly before midnight on Sunday when the liberal pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked...

Elections 2017: “Jamaica” pre-coalition talks dragging on

After late September's not-so-flattering election victory by the Christian Democrats and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, the exploratory pre-coalition negotiations between...

Elections in Lower Saxony – SPD and CDU aim for rapid...

In the state of Lower Saxony, Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are ready to start coalition talks. After the liberal FDP and the Green...

Factsheet: Federal election results 2017

CDUChristlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Christian Democrats)26,8 %(2013: 34,1 %)SPDSozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democrats)20,5 %(2013: 25,7 %)AfDAlternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany)12,6 %(2013:...

At the crossroads: Why Germany needs Martin Schulz and the Ampel...

The countdown to election day is finally drawing to a close; on Sunday, the 25th, the long-winded and spectacularly unspectacular "Wahlkampf" will end. Some...

AfD party leader Petry under pressure

Frauke Petry is under pressure: This coming weekend, the head of the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" could lose the backing of her constituency...

“Germany is committing suicide”

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be allowed to speak to his German fans during the G-20 summit. Erdogan, ever the uncompromising agitator, did...