Germany Election

Germany's seven-day Covid incidence rate rises to record high

The incoming coalition parties, aiming to form a government by early December, have so far ruled out mandatory jabs and said there will be no new lockdowns -- at least not for the vaccinated.

published on : 8th November 2021

3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

If the talks are ultimately successful, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz — the finance minister and vice chancellor in the outgoing government — will become Germany's new leader.

published on : 15th October 2021

German kingmakers open talks toward forming new government

Sunday's parliamentary election left Germany's traditional big parties effectively needing the support of the third- and fourth-placed parties.

published on : 29th September 2021

EXPLAINER: How and when Germany will form a new government

There are majorities for three more or less plausible new coalition governments, and it could take weeks or months to put a new administration in place.

published on : 27th September 2021

Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government

The Greens made significant gains to finish 3rd but fell far short of their original aim of taking the chancellery, while the Free Democrats improved slightly on a good result from 2017.

published on : 27th September 2021

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc narrowly loses to rival Social Democrats in German elections

The Social Democrats' candidate Olaf Scholz said that the outcome was 'a very clear mandate to ensure now that we put together a good, pragmatic government for Germany'.

published on : 27th September 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc says early exit polls 'hurt'

Angela Merkel's successor, Armin Laschet, had low personal approval ratings and some in the party had questioned whether he was the right candidate for chancellorship.

published on : 26th September 2021

Floods, books and kids: Highlights of German election campaign

Angela Merkel decided not to run for a fifth term and the election campaign has largely focused on the three candidates hoping to succeed her.

published on : 23rd September 2021

German court finally bans 'hang the Greens' campaign

The Third Way has incited controversy with divisive public campaigns in the run up to national elections in Germany on September 26.

published on : 22nd September 2021

COVID fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German elections

A crowded race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after she decided not to extend her 16 years in office has left many Germans uninspired and undecided.

published on : 17th September 2021

Sidelined by rivals, Germany's biggest far-right party bides time ahead of polls

The party rattled Germany's political establishment four years ago, when it came third in parliamentary elections after stoking anti-migrant sentiment.

published on : 16th September 2021

3 contrasting candidates seek chancellery in German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to not seek another term set up the first election since West Germany's inaugural vote, in 1949, in which there is no incumbent seeking re-election.

published on : 13th September 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be heir seeks rebound after election debate

Armin Laschet, the chancellor candidate from Merkel's center-right Union bloc, insisted that he was 'not at all' frustrated by a poll following Sunday night's debate.

published on : 30th August 2021