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German election 2021
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German election tool helps voters choose between 40 parties
The 'Wahl-O-Mat' compares a voter's political positions with the positions of Germany's political parties.
Disadvantaged children in Germany bear the brunt of school closures
Disadvantaged families in Germany have been hit hard by the pandemic. Problems that already existed have been made worse and many parents lost their service sector jobs. 'Die Arche' is an association trying to help these families by giving the children a meal and a hand with education.
Germany's energy transition is at the heart of the 2021 federal election
One of the main questions in Germany’s election battle is how the country can manage its energy transition. Major political parties back solar and wind solutions, but red tape and angry locals are slowing down change.
Fact check: Unvaccinated citizens can vote in German election
False claims have suggested that citizens need a COVID-19 health pass to vote in this month's federal election.
German election: Laschet goes on the attack against frontrunner Scholz
Merkel's CDU-CSU bloc has been languishing in the polls, currently projected to secure around 21% of the vote— a historically low level.
Germany's ruling coalition trails in polls, two weeks before election
If polls are correct, Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling centre-right bloc is heading for a historic defeat in the county's federal election on September 26
Merkel attempts to boost CDU candidate ahead of Germany's election
Merkel's unusually partisan speech came during what was likely the last session of the Bundestag ahead of the September 26th election.
Germany upset with Russia over alleged cyber attacks ahead of election
Berlin says that a hacking network called "Ghostwriter" has been attempting to steal personal data from German MPs and spread disinformation.
German official receives hate mail after proposing tax tip-off scheme
A regional minister in Germany has received hate messages after proposing an anonymous portal where citizens can report potential tax evaders.
German election: Merkel's contender goes on the offensive in TV debate
Armin Laschet acknowledged the CDU-CSU's poor showing in the polls but sought to sell his party to Germans as the face of stability.
German election polls: Who is leading the race to replace Merkel?
It's exactly a month until Germany's pivotal election.
'Misleading' ballot box claims appear online ahead of German election
Multiple videos have been shared on social media ahead of next month's elections in Germany, claiming to show the ballot boxes can be broken into. The German state electoral commission says the clips are "misleading".
Germany: SPD ahead of Merkel's CDU in polls for first time in 15 years
The change comes just a month before the country's federal election.
Merkel successor hopeful Armin Laschet apologises for book plagiarism
CDU leadership candidate Armin Laschet admitted that he had failed to credit a source in a 2009 book he wrote about immigration.
How racist abuse halted Syrian refugee’s run for seat in Bundestag
Tareq Alaows was hoping to become the first Syrian refugee elected to Germany’s parliament, but he ended his campaign amid a torrent of racist abuse and threats.
Smear campaign or freak peak? How the German greens lost momentum
The Greens raced to a shock lead in the polls following their nomination of Annalena Baerbock for chancellor - but amid accusations of plagiarism, CV embellishment, and a coordinated advertising attack campaign, their lead has vanished.