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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Germany

German election results: Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges
Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force.
09/25/2017 12:56 AM
Far-right AfD enters German parliament: What it means for German politics
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
09/24/2017 11:32 PM
German and American political parties: A comparison
Translating Germany's political parties into American equivalents is a difficult but revealing proposition. Where would Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, fall in the German landscape? DW maps it out.
09/24/2017 10:37 PM
Opinion: Germany wants to battle again
The current election result is a turning point for Germany. The far-right populist AfD has entered parliament for the first time, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hit, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
09/24/2017 09:14 PM
Anti-AfD protests break out across Germany after election
After the Alternative for Germany's historic election result, opponents of the far-right populist party have taken to the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in protest.
09/24/2017 06:56 PM
AfD's unlikely duo: Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel
The disenchanted Christian Democrat and the business-savvy political novice. How Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel, respectively, became the far-right nationalist candidates in Germany's election.
09/24/2017 06:40 PM
German election: Can anyone contest the results?
Like many voters all over the world, Germans can contest the results or the procedure of a general election. DW tells you how they do it and who is involved.
09/24/2017 06:02 PM
How Germany chooses its chancellor
Agreeing on who will be Germany's next chancellor is one of the goals of coalition talks. But it's not a done deal until the Bundestag votes him or her in. DW explains how it works.
09/24/2017 05:44 PM
What is the role of Germany's parliamentary opposition?
Following the federal election, the SPD has announced it will go into opposition. What role does the main opposition party play in the Bundestag?
09/24/2017 05:14 PM
German election: What you need to know about Angela Merkel's CDU
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?
09/24/2017 04:43 PM
German election: Can the Greens and FDP join Angela Merkel in a coalition?
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
09/24/2017 04:26 PM
As it happened: Angela Merkel's CDU largest party, record low for SPD, AfD to be third power in Bundestag
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a hit but is set for a fourth term. Who will she pick as coalition allies? The Social Democrats sink to a new low, and the populist AfD will be the third power.
09/24/2017 04:00 PM
Angela Merkel has a huge lead in polls ahead of German election - but are they accurate?
Voter polls in the US and UK got it wrong with Donald Trump and Brexit. So how confident are experts that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's lead in public opinion surveys will hold up?
09/24/2017 10:14 AM
What you need to know about the German electorate
More than 60 million Germans will be eligible to vote in the 2017 federal election. But how many of these voters are seniors, women, men, migrants? And how many are expected to turn out? DW looks at the electorate.
09/24/2017 09:50 AM
German election: What do the terms 'right' and 'left' mean, if both CDU and SPD are in the center?
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
09/24/2017 09:31 AM
AfD, CDU, SPD: Where do German parties stand on refugees, asylum and immigration?
Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on these issues?
09/24/2017 09:12 AM
German election - where do political parties stand on foreign policy and security?
With Germany playing a larger international role, foreign policy and global security are major campaign issues. Here's where the major political parties stand on issues ranging from NATO to North Korea.
09/24/2017 09:12 AM
Germany heads to the polls
Germans are voting in a nationwide election that is expected to deliver a fourth term to Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is also expected to see the right-wing populist AfD party enter parliament for the first time.
09/24/2017 03:59 AM
German election: Merkel's challenger Martin Schulz down but not out
The SPD may be down in the polls, but Martin Schulz hasn't given up the race. Angela Merkel's rivals have spent the weekend crisscrossing the country to pick up last-minute votes. DW's Rebecca Staudenmaier reports.
09/23/2017 07:30 PM
Opinion: Is this the most boring German election ever? No!
If this election is anything like the last three, Germans will vote, and Angela Merkel will become chancellor. Even so, the race is still not over, and many exciting questions remain unanswered, writes DW's Dagmar Engel.
09/23/2017 03:45 PM
Lufthansa's hijacked 'Landshut' plane returns to Germany
The German aircraft was hijacked by Palestinian militants in 1977 and taken to Somalia. The plane, which is a reminder of the so-called "German Autumn," will now be put on display at a museum in Friedrichshafen.
09/23/2017 12:02 PM