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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

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers in the city's legislature during elections in December, as well as elect the Hong Kong leader during polls in March next year.

published on : 19th September 2021

Tried and tested or comeback king: Two men after Angela Merkel's job

The race to replace Angela Merkel has boiled down to a competition between Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz of the centre-left Social Democrats and Armin Laschet of Merkel's CDU-CSU conservative alliance.

published on : 18th 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

Armin Laschet vs Olaf Scholz: Trends show neck-and-neck fight for next German Chancellor

Things started to go wrong for Laschet in mid-July, when deadly floods struck western Germany -- including North Rhine-Westphalia, where he is state premier.

published on : 26th August 2021