Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

The Social Democrats suffered a resounding defeat in Sunday’s election. Lorenz Maroldt, editor-in-chief of Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel, believes the beleaguered centre-left party can now deal with the issues it has neglected for too long.

Half of Germans back compulsory vote amid falling turnout

Half of Germans back compulsory vote amid falling turnout

SPD’s Gabriel open to coalition with leftists

SPD’s Gabriel open to coalition with leftists

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Future foreign minister Westerwelle refuses to answer English question

Future foreign minister Westerwelle refuses to answer English question

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’

The FDP’s Serkan Tören: ‘I didn’t want to leave the choices to others’

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

Germany’s election campaign to nowhere

Germany’s election campaign to nowhere

Germany can create four million new jobs

Germany can create four million new jobs

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Merkel warns Germans of challenges ahead

Merkel warns Germans of challenges ahead

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World leaders congratulate Merkel on election win

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election

The Local’s live coverage of the 2009 election

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

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The colourful coalitions possible from Germany’s vote

Parties make final push before election

Parties make final push before election

Steinmeier warns of social unrest with Merkel

Steinmeier warns of social unrest with Merkel

Merkel faces ‘hanging chad’ election victory

Merkel faces ‘hanging chad’ election victory

A nation of 80 million Merkels

A nation of 80 million Merkels

State polls muddle German general election

State polls muddle German general election

A political primer for Germany’s election on September 27

A political primer for Germany’s election on September 27