Study: fear of social decline motivates Alternative for Germany voters

Study: fear of social decline motivates Alternative for Germany voters

Half of AfD voters from all backgrounds cast their votes for fear of future economic losses, reports a new study.

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

What the collapse of coalition talks could mean for Germany and Europe

What the collapse of coalition talks could mean for Germany and Europe

Here’s how Germany could end up having a snap election next year

Here’s how Germany could end up having a snap election next year

Merkel’s fate hangs in the balance as German coalition talks drag on

Merkel’s fate hangs in the balance as German coalition talks drag on

These are the disagreements taking German coalition talks down to the wire

These are the disagreements taking German coalition talks down to the wire

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe’, Merkel ally warns

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe’, Merkel ally warns

Merkel ally warns of collapse of coalition talks, as climate comes up for debate

Merkel ally warns of collapse of coalition talks, as climate comes up for debate

‘Younger, fewer women’: 10 things to know about the new German Bundestag

‘Younger, fewer women’: 10 things to know about the new German Bundestag

‘Long road ahead’ parties caution, after first round of coalition talks

‘Long road ahead’ parties caution, after first round of coalition talks

Why the Left Party are tearing pieces out of each other, despite a good election

Why the Left Party are tearing pieces out of each other, despite a good election

Former AfD leader Petry sets up new party, hoping for more success than predecessor

Former AfD leader Petry sets up new party, hoping for more success than predecessor

AfD exodus continues: NRW politician quits over party’s lurch to right

AfD exodus continues: NRW politician quits over party’s lurch to right

Will Merkel’s concession on a refugee cap help her form a new government?

Will Merkel’s concession on a refugee cap help her form a new government?

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to AfD

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to AfD

Are drawn-out Dutch coalition talks a harbinger of tough days ahead for Germany?

Are drawn-out Dutch coalition talks a harbinger of tough days ahead for Germany?

Seven quotes that perfectly sum up the German election

Seven quotes that perfectly sum up the German election

Germany’s experienced but hardline finance minister moved into new role: sources

Germany’s experienced but hardline finance minister moved into new role: sources

‘The AfD have taken the place of Merkel’s CDU on the right of German politics’

‘The AfD have taken the place of Merkel’s CDU on the right of German politics’

Why Israel doesn’t really know how to deal with the AfD

Why Israel doesn’t really know how to deal with the AfD

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition

These will be the likely conflict points in building a Jamaica coalition

Young FDP leader talks tough ahead of coalition talks with Merkel

Young FDP leader talks tough ahead of coalition talks with Merkel

What we learned from the German national election

What we learned from the German national election

Thousands of AfD opponents demonstrate in major cities across Germany

Thousands of AfD opponents demonstrate in major cities across Germany

AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

AfD leader Petry causes storm by announcing split from parliamentary party

Social Democrats in turmoil after historic election loss

Social Democrats in turmoil after historic election loss

Far-right AfD marches into parliament with strong election result

Far-right AfD marches into parliament with strong election result

AS IT HAPPENED: Merkel wins fourth election, as far-right enter German parliament

AS IT HAPPENED: Merkel wins fourth election, as far-right enter German parliament

Why German parties are flyering and advertising in languages from Russian to English

Why German parties are flyering and advertising in languages from Russian to English

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

Why Berlin is still holding its breath over Russian cyber attack on election

Why Berlin is still holding its breath over Russian cyber attack on election

‘Stay at home instead of voting for the AfD’: Merkel advisor provokes far right

‘Stay at home instead of voting for the AfD’: Merkel advisor provokes far right

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?

Far-right AfD go on attack against Islam, as their poll numbers jump

Far-right AfD go on attack against Islam, as their poll numbers jump

Pro-business FDP set to bounce back in election, seeking to stall EU reform

Pro-business FDP set to bounce back in election, seeking to stall EU reform

High-stakes election for Germany’s long-term unemployed

High-stakes election for Germany’s long-term unemployed

In election battle, eastern Germany’s first black MP fights hate

In election battle, eastern Germany’s first black MP fights hate

AfD breaks new taboo, claiming Germany should be proud of WWII achievements

AfD breaks new taboo, claiming Germany should be proud of WWII achievements

What you need to know to sound smart during German election season

What you need to know to sound smart during German election season

Far-right leader denies illegally employing Syrian refugee as housemaid

Far-right leader denies illegally employing Syrian refugee as housemaid

How Die Linke’s election hopes are being held back by a glamorous but unloved leader

How Die Linke’s election hopes are being held back by a glamorous but unloved leader

AfD leader called Merkel ‘a pig tasked by WWII victors to keep Germany down’: report

AfD leader called Merkel ‘a pig tasked by WWII victors to keep Germany down’: report

Merkel rival Schulz pledges free vote on cannabis, angering conservatives

Merkel rival Schulz pledges free vote on cannabis, angering conservatives

German national election software vulnerable to hacking, researchers say

German national election software vulnerable to hacking, researchers say

Left candidate quits election over Facebook post asking for films where ‘Germans die’

Left candidate quits election over Facebook post asking for films where ‘Germans die’

Satirical party ‘seizes power’ in far-right AfD’s secret Facebook strategy

Satirical party ‘seizes power’ in far-right AfD’s secret Facebook strategy

How the real race in election 2017 is a viciously tight battle for third

How the real race in election 2017 is a viciously tight battle for third

Find out which German party you would vote for in election 2017

Find out which German party you would vote for in election 2017

Merkel ‘out of touch’ and ‘aloof’ ahead of election: Schulz

Merkel ‘out of touch’ and ‘aloof’ ahead of election: Schulz

Arsonists set fire to two cars belonging to centre-left politician

Arsonists set fire to two cars belonging to centre-left politician

Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Far-right AfD set to become third largest party in German parliament, poll finds

Far-right AfD set to become third largest party in German parliament, poll finds

Merkel’s SPD rivals face snap election in Volkswagen home state

Merkel’s SPD rivals face snap election in Volkswagen home state

Merkel’s SPD rivals suffer fresh blow ahead of September election

Merkel’s SPD rivals suffer fresh blow ahead of September election

OSCE mulls monitoring German election, as far-right complains of ‘massive interference’

OSCE mulls monitoring German election, as far-right complains of ‘massive interference’

Russia claims it won’t try and influence German election

Russia claims it won’t try and influence German election

Russia could leak ‘explosive’ facts ahead of election, German spies warn

Russia could leak ‘explosive’ facts ahead of election, German spies warn

Merkel party vows to control migration more strongly if re-elected

Merkel party vows to control migration more strongly if re-elected

Merkel overshadows party ahead of September election

Merkel overshadows party ahead of September election

Bach vs burka: Germany debates identity ahead of election

Bach vs burka: Germany debates identity ahead of election

‘Merkel is insane’: meet the woman leading the AfD into the elections

‘Merkel is insane’: meet the woman leading the AfD into the elections

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round

Far-right AfD picks openly gay leader for election battle

Far-right AfD picks openly gay leader for election battle

Cologne enacts four-day no-fly zone ahead of AfD party meet

Cologne enacts four-day no-fly zone ahead of AfD party meet

AfD leader says she will not run in September election

AfD leader says she will not run in September election

Thousands of protesters expected to ‘shut down’ AfD party conference

Thousands of protesters expected to ‘shut down’ AfD party conference

AfD voters are the most adventurous in bed, study claims

AfD voters are the most adventurous in bed, study claims

How Saarland could show that the far-right AfD are finished

How Saarland could show that the far-right AfD are finished

Six things you need to know about Saarland – Germany’s little France

Six things you need to know about Saarland – Germany’s little France

State vote in Saarland a first signal for Merkel election showdown

State vote in Saarland a first signal for Merkel election showdown

Election video game has German ‘anti-Trump’ run over real Trump

Election video game has German ‘anti-Trump’ run over real Trump

Make Europe Great Again: Merkel’s anti-Trump opponent rallies youth support

Make Europe Great Again: Merkel’s anti-Trump opponent rallies youth support

How infighting has left far-right AfD sweating with elections on horizon

How infighting has left far-right AfD sweating with elections on horizon

Far-right AfD sees worst poll results since 2015

Far-right AfD sees worst poll results since 2015

Social Democrats leap ahead of Merkel’s party in new poll

Social Democrats leap ahead of Merkel’s party in new poll

Former EU leader to face off against Merkel in election

Former EU leader to face off against Merkel in election

Vice Chancellor decides not to challenge Merkel in election

Vice Chancellor decides not to challenge Merkel in election

Russia to target Merkel with ‘more disinformation’ ahead of vote

Russia to target Merkel with ‘more disinformation’ ahead of vote

Merkel to face the voters on September 24th

Merkel to face the voters on September 24th

Could Merkel’s Vice Chancellor challenge her in election?

Could Merkel’s Vice Chancellor challenge her in election?

Russia calls fears of cyber attacks on German election ‘nonsense’

Russia calls fears of cyber attacks on German election ‘nonsense’

This is what 2017 has in store for Germany

This is what 2017 has in store for Germany

New threat to Merkel emerges: EU leader catches up in polls

New threat to Merkel emerges: EU leader catches up in polls

Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

Merkel’s new election bid ‘more difficult than any before’

Merkel’s new election bid ‘more difficult than any before’

Chancellor Merkel to seek fourth term, says ally

Chancellor Merkel to seek fourth term, says ally

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

Merkel calls for end to talks on new government as power ebbs away

Merkel calls for end to talks on new government as power ebbs away

Germany’s SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

Germany’s SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance

Merkel, SPD set January deadline for next phase of government talks

Merkel, SPD set January deadline for next phase of government talks

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

Merkel to start coalition talks with reluctant SPD under watchful eye of President Steinmeier

Merkel to start coalition talks with reluctant SPD under watchful eye of President Steinmeier

Merkel’s conservatives, SPD gear up for ‘serious’ coalition talks

Merkel’s conservatives, SPD gear up for ‘serious’ coalition talks

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

‘No matter what Merkel does next, Germany has become Europe’s latest problem’

‘No matter what Merkel does next, Germany has become Europe’s latest problem’

Cometh the hour: does Germany’s President have the skill to break political deadlock?

Cometh the hour: does Germany’s President have the skill to break political deadlock?

Merkel says ready to lead party in case of new election

Merkel says ready to lead party in case of new election

Merkel battles turmoil as German coalition talks collapse

Merkel battles turmoil as German coalition talks collapse

Merkel warns of tough talks as clock ticks on coalition deal

Merkel warns of tough talks as clock ticks on coalition deal

German parties vow to drop the insults in push to forge new Merkel government

German parties vow to drop the insults in push to forge new Merkel government

Insults and slurs: parties posture in coalition talks with little progress made

Insults and slurs: parties posture in coalition talks with little progress made

Hostile mood at first Bundestag sitting, as AfD compares rivals to Nazis

Hostile mood at first Bundestag sitting, as AfD compares rivals to Nazis

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Merkel finally agrees to ‘refugee cap’ after tricky summit with Bavarian ally

Merkel finally agrees to ‘refugee cap’ after tricky summit with Bavarian ally

OPINION: Angela Merkel’s principled approach to migration is good for democracy

OPINION: Angela Merkel’s principled approach to migration is good for democracy

Trump finally congratulates Merkel on election win, after unexplained delay

Trump finally congratulates Merkel on election win, after unexplained delay

Social Democrats would consider rejoining coalition, but ‘only if Merkel goes’

Social Democrats would consider rejoining coalition, but ‘only if Merkel goes’

Merkel seeks new coalition partners in splintered Germany

Merkel seeks new coalition partners in splintered Germany

The Merkel model – or how to keep succeeding in German politics

The Merkel model – or how to keep succeeding in German politics

‘No surprise’: how Europe reacted to Germany’s ‘election of rage’

‘No surprise’: how Europe reacted to Germany’s ‘election of rage’

Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after ‘nightmare’ election victory

Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after ‘nightmare’ election victory

‘Vote for loyal parties’: Merkel takes on hard-right in final election push

‘Vote for loyal parties’: Merkel takes on hard-right in final election push

How would Germany’s political leaders be best cooked?

How would Germany’s political leaders be best cooked?

Global partners Trump and Merkel like ‘oil and water’

Global partners Trump and Merkel like ‘oil and water’

How Germany’s election got weird: from Merkel’s soup to nudism and beer

How Germany’s election got weird: from Merkel’s soup to nudism and beer

‘We can do it’: Is Merkel’s refugee rallying cry a boon or a burden this election season?

‘We can do it’: Is Merkel’s refugee rallying cry a boon or a burden this election season?

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies

As Germany ages, ‘grey vote’ has younger generations worried

As Germany ages, ‘grey vote’ has younger generations worried

Germany’s ‘enraged’ hope to shout down Merkel

Germany’s ‘enraged’ hope to shout down Merkel

Cleaning lady takes anger out on Merkel over meagre pension

Cleaning lady takes anger out on Merkel over meagre pension

The AfD man hoping to give Merkel a bloody nose on her own turf

The AfD man hoping to give Merkel a bloody nose on her own turf

‘I take my vote very seriously’: New Germans reflect on citizenship in run-up to election

‘I take my vote very seriously’: New Germans reflect on citizenship in run-up to election

Which of the smaller parties is Merkel going to take to the ball this time?

Which of the smaller parties is Merkel going to take to the ball this time?

Teen with Down Syndrome puts Merkel on spot over late abortions

Teen with Down Syndrome puts Merkel on spot over late abortions

Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

Turkey slams German ‘populism’ after Merkel shift on EU talks

Turkey slams German ‘populism’ after Merkel shift on EU talks

Merkel ahead as rival Schulz fails to land sucker punch in TV showdown

Merkel ahead as rival Schulz fails to land sucker punch in TV showdown

Last-chance saloon for Merkel rival Schulz at TV showdown

Last-chance saloon for Merkel rival Schulz at TV showdown

Cool Merkel to go head-to-head with fiery Schulz in TV debate showdown

Cool Merkel to go head-to-head with fiery Schulz in TV debate showdown

Foreign Minister puts foot in it by admitting own party won’t win election

Foreign Minister puts foot in it by admitting own party won’t win election

Is Merkel sleepwalking her way to a fourth election victory?

Is Merkel sleepwalking her way to a fourth election victory?

I won’t go into business after politics like Schröder, Merkel pledges

I won’t go into business after politics like Schröder, Merkel pledges

Merkel opens up in interview with German YouTubers

Merkel opens up in interview with German YouTubers

How Merkel and her main rival are competing to bash car industry in election race

How Merkel and her main rival are competing to bash car industry in election race

Germany must be legally bound to invest in infrastructure, says Schulz

Germany must be legally bound to invest in infrastructure, says Schulz

Re-elect me and I’ll eradicate unemployment, Merkel pledges

Re-elect me and I’ll eradicate unemployment, Merkel pledges

Heated spat over ‘anti-democratic’ Merkel fires starting gun on election race

Heated spat over ‘anti-democratic’ Merkel fires starting gun on election race

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests

Meet Mr. Schulz, the ‘left-wing Trump’ who could steal Merkel’s crown

Meet Mr. Schulz, the ‘left-wing Trump’ who could steal Merkel’s crown

Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

Merkel wins Bavarian backing for ‘toughest election race yet’

Merkel wins Bavarian backing for ‘toughest election race yet’

‘Merkel is better than Kohl, but she’s no Adenauer’

‘Merkel is better than Kohl, but she’s no Adenauer’

Five things we learned about Merkel from her conference speech

Five things we learned about Merkel from her conference speech