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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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...

Same-sex marriage legalised in Germany: is there a catch?

Confetti rained down on members of the Green Party in the Bundestag's (German parliament) last session before the summer recess. On Friday, the 28th...

Opinion: Merkel’s balancing act

With the re-election of Chancellor Merkel in the September federal elections growing increasingly likely, the German head of government will be facing unparalleled challenges...

Green Party to draw “lines in the sand” before September elections

A potential coalition with the Greens would only be possible under certain conditions - such as accepting gay marriage and ruling out a cap...

Rally against terrorism disappoints with low turnout

A demonstration against Islamist terrorism in Cologne disappointed expectations with a participation rate significantly lower than expected. The rally, organised by a liberal German...