‘CDU in weak position’: Merkel’s conservatives face crucial test in Germany’s regional elections

 ‘CDU in weak position’: Merkel’s conservatives face crucial test in Germany’s regional elections

Angela Merkel's conservatives could face a far-right upset at key state polls on Sunday, the last big test of Germany's political mood before the first general election in 16 years not to feature the veteran chancellor.

Germany’s far-right AfD ahead in regional poll with anti-shutdown stance

Germany’s far-right AfD ahead in regional poll with anti-shutdown stance

Merkel party pick to lead Germany ‘not convincing’: Bavarian rival

Merkel party pick to lead Germany ‘not convincing’: Bavarian rival

Germany’s divided far-right AfD party to launch election bid at in-person conference

Germany’s divided far-right AfD party to launch election bid at in-person conference

Syrian refugee ends German election campaign over ‘racism’

Syrian refugee ends German election campaign over ‘racism’

‘Wake-up call’: Merkel’s CDU party in crisis after defeat in regional polls

‘Wake-up call’: Merkel’s CDU party in crisis after defeat in regional polls

These are the dates you need to know for Germany’s ‘super election year’

These are the dates you need to know for Germany’s ‘super election year’

This is how Germany is reacting to Joe Biden’s win

This is how Germany is reacting to Joe Biden’s win

Merkel pledges to ‘stand together’ with US after election

Merkel pledges to ‘stand together’ with US after election

‘It’s a question of values’: Meet the Muslim running for mayor in Christian Bavaria

‘It’s a question of values’: Meet the Muslim running for mayor in Christian Bavaria

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle

OPINION: How far-right tensions are boiling over on Munich’s mayoral elections campaign trail

OPINION: How far-right tensions are boiling over on Munich’s mayoral elections campaign trail

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote

‘First time in history’: Far-right AfD backing for regional politician shocks Germany

‘First time in history’: Far-right AfD backing for regional politician shocks Germany

Dashed hopes boost far-right in eastern Germany 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall

Dashed hopes boost far-right in eastern Germany 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall

German activists stage anti-racism protest ahead of key state polls

German activists stage anti-racism protest ahead of key state polls

Far-right AfD becomes ‘strongest force in state of Brandenburg’ for first time

Far-right AfD becomes ‘strongest force in state of Brandenburg’ for first time

‘Surfing the Zeitgeist’: How the Greens won over Germany
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‘Surfing the Zeitgeist’: How the Greens won over Germany

The winners and losers: Six things to know about the EU elections in Germany

The winners and losers: Six things to know about the EU elections in Germany

Germany’s coalition set for crisis talks after EU vote drubbing

Germany’s coalition set for crisis talks after EU vote drubbing

‘Sunday for Future’:  Germany’s Greens celebrate double-digit score in EU vote

‘Sunday for Future’: Germany’s Greens celebrate double-digit score in EU vote

EU vote debacle leaves Merkel coalition with new headache

EU vote debacle leaves Merkel coalition with new headache

Greens surge amid heavy losses for Germany’s ruling parties in EU election

Greens surge amid heavy losses for Germany’s ruling parties in EU election

Why Greece’s former finance minister is running for the Euro elections in Germany

Why Greece’s former finance minister is running for the Euro elections in Germany

Dexit: One in 10 Germans in favour of leaving the EU

Dexit: One in 10 Germans in favour of leaving the EU

One in two Germans don’t know top European election candidates: Survey

One in two Germans don’t know top European election candidates: Survey

Voting in Germany: What you need to need to know about the EU elections

Voting in Germany: What you need to need to know about the EU elections

Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?
FOR MEMBERS

Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?

Bavaria – the reality behind a state defined by kitschy cliches

Bavaria – the reality behind a state defined by kitschy cliches

Turkish majority in Germany who voted for Erdogan ‘are like AfD’: Green MP

Turkish majority in Germany who voted for Erdogan ‘are like AfD’: Green MP

Frankfurt mayor re-elected with overwhelming majority

Frankfurt mayor re-elected with overwhelming majority

Sitting Frankfurt mayor just misses out on outright election victory

Sitting Frankfurt mayor just misses out on outright election victory

Frankfurt mayoral election: which candidate shares my political views?

Frankfurt mayoral election: which candidate shares my political views?

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

Facts and figures about Germany as the country goes to the polls

Facts and figures about Germany as the country goes to the polls

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger ‘shadow-boxing’ Merkel

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger ‘shadow-boxing’ Merkel

Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

Merkel heads for German poll win, hard-right AfD for first seats

‘Bring home the bacon,’ Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

‘Bring home the bacon,’ Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

Six numbers to watch for in Germany’s polls

Six numbers to watch for in Germany’s polls

UK vote shows discontent over May’s Brexit strategy, says Merkel’s deputy

UK vote shows discontent over May’s Brexit strategy, says Merkel’s deputy

Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

North Rhine-Westphalia re-checking all votes after errors found

North Rhine-Westphalia re-checking all votes after errors found

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

Here’s how Merkel’s party won a shock victory in North Rhine-Westphalia

Here’s how Merkel’s party won a shock victory in North Rhine-Westphalia

Merkel’s party bags key victory in bellwether state vote

Merkel’s party bags key victory in bellwether state vote

How labour reforms have left Germany’s working poor desperate for change

How labour reforms have left Germany’s working poor desperate for change

Merkel’s party faces election dry run in bellwether state

Merkel’s party faces election dry run in bellwether state

This map shows just how broke North-Rhine Westphalia is

This map shows just how broke North-Rhine Westphalia is

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Everything you need to know before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia

Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

10 incredible facts about Schleswig-Holstein, ‘the land between two seas’
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10 incredible facts about Schleswig-Holstein, ‘the land between two seas’

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

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

Brits in Germany fear snap UK election will only make things worse

Brits in Germany fear snap UK election will only make things worse

Merkel’s party wins German state vote by large margin

Merkel’s party wins German state vote by large margin

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

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

Here’s why so many Germans vote for the far-right AfD

Here’s why so many Germans vote for the far-right AfD

Merkel: public ‘manipulated’ by fake news and trolls

Merkel: public ‘manipulated’ by fake news and trolls

How robots could shape Germany’s political future

How robots could shape Germany’s political future

Britain to allow ALL citizens living abroad the right to vote

Britain to allow ALL citizens living abroad the right to vote

Far-right AfD loses support for first time in months

Far-right AfD loses support for first time in months

Anti-migrant AfD eyes big gains even in hip Berlin

Anti-migrant AfD eyes big gains even in hip Berlin

Who is at fault for Berlin’s poverty, crime and debt?

Who is at fault for Berlin’s poverty, crime and debt?

Berlin’s hold-out squat fires up gentrification battle

Berlin’s hold-out squat fires up gentrification battle

Poll shows far-right AfD could win 15 percent in Berlin vote

Poll shows far-right AfD could win 15 percent in Berlin vote

German government breaks neutrality on US elections

German government breaks neutrality on US elections

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

Far-right party accidentally call to ‘deport Germans first’

Far-right party accidentally call to ‘deport Germans first’

How Trump planned Europe’s tallest tower in Frankfurt

How Trump planned Europe’s tallest tower in Frankfurt

Erdogan’s AKP rake in German-Turkish votes

Erdogan’s AKP rake in German-Turkish votes

Whiff of foul play in Cologne mayoral election

Whiff of foul play in Cologne mayoral election

Pegida makes first gains in Dresden election

Pegida makes first gains in Dresden election

Germany condemns Ukraine rebel poll

Germany condemns Ukraine rebel poll

Give foreigners the vote, says SPD chief

Give foreigners the vote, says SPD chief

Turks in Germany vote for first time

Turks in Germany vote for first time

‘Why foreigners must get the vote in Germany’

‘Why foreigners must get the vote in Germany’

Olympic stadium could be giant polling station

Olympic stadium could be giant polling station

Bid to give foreigners the vote fails

Bid to give foreigners the vote fails

Expats urged to register in time for EU elections

Expats urged to register in time for EU elections

Social Democrats agree to Merkel talks

Social Democrats agree to Merkel talks

Social Democrats debate working with Merkel

Social Democrats debate working with Merkel

Eurosceptics could enter parliament – poll

Eurosceptics could enter parliament – poll

Bavaria warms up for election with TV fight

Bavaria warms up for election with TV fight

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid

Social Democrats trail in polls despite anniversary

Social Democrats trail in polls despite anniversary

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Sibling spat causes red faces and anger in CDU

Sibling spat causes red faces and anger in CDU

Merkel’s challenger publishes his Stasi files

Merkel’s challenger publishes his Stasi files

Germany summons Turkish envoy over EU

Germany summons Turkish envoy over EU

Merkel election win ‘likely but uncertain’

Merkel election win ‘likely but uncertain’

Centre-left SPD party plummet in polls

Centre-left SPD party plummet in polls

Germans lose interest in voting as election looms

Germans lose interest in voting as election looms

Struggling Merkel rival Steinbrück fires PR man

Struggling Merkel rival Steinbrück fires PR man

Social Democrats seek revival on 150th b-day

Social Democrats seek revival on 150th b-day

Christian Democrats set up political donation ATM

Christian Democrats set up political donation ATM

Pirates gather to steer election course

Pirates gather to steer election course

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Politicians eye up new anti-euro party

Politicians eye up new anti-euro party

Merkel ‘hangs out’ online to discuss integration

Merkel ‘hangs out’ online to discuss integration

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election

Pirates put sex and drugs on Bavaria election plan

Pirates put sex and drugs on Bavaria election plan

Merkel still number one in voters’ hearts

Merkel still number one in voters’ hearts

Merkel rival Steinbrück rallies SPD: ‘So to battle!’

Merkel rival Steinbrück rallies SPD: ‘So to battle!’

Pollster: ‘Cyprus hasn’t hurt the chancellor’

Pollster: ‘Cyprus hasn’t hurt the chancellor’

Anti-euro party enters German election race

Anti-euro party enters German election race

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Social Democrats fail to increase appeal

Social Democrats fail to increase appeal

Pirate Party declare election-year attack

Pirate Party declare election-year attack

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Deutsche Bahn backs billions for Stuttgart 21

Deutsche Bahn backs billions for Stuttgart 21

Berlin urges Cyprus to pursue bailout talks

Berlin urges Cyprus to pursue bailout talks

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter

EU Parliament chief warns Italy off Berlusconi

EU Parliament chief warns Italy off Berlusconi

Hamburgers can now vote at age 16

Hamburgers can now vote at age 16

Leftists demand 100 percent tax on the rich

Leftists demand 100 percent tax on the rich

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Polls, pets, plagiarism, and prejudiced prefixes

Polls, pets, plagiarism, and prejudiced prefixes

Lower Saxony poll turns into cliffhanger

Lower Saxony poll turns into cliffhanger

Merkel’s future tied to Lower Saxony vote

Merkel’s future tied to Lower Saxony vote

SPD aims to topple Merkel with social justice

SPD aims to topple Merkel with social justice

Lower Saxony poll kicks off key year for Merkel

Lower Saxony poll kicks off key year for Merkel

Support for Social Democrats slides further

Support for Social Democrats slides further

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP

Top texter Merkel not aflutter about Twitter

Top texter Merkel not aflutter about Twitter

Steinbrück defends low wage Chancellor remark

Steinbrück defends low wage Chancellor remark

Minister: ‘Give children the vote’

Minister: ‘Give children the vote’

Westerwelle: Egypt must check fraud claims

Westerwelle: Egypt must check fraud claims

Party conference leaves Pirates groggy

Party conference leaves Pirates groggy

Stuttgart elects Green Party mayor

Stuttgart elects Green Party mayor

Transparency demands Steinbrück’s income info

Transparency demands Steinbrück’s income info

Greens put factory farms onto election menu

Greens put factory farms onto election menu

Ex-Chancellor’s wife’s office attacked

Ex-Chancellor’s wife’s office attacked

Court: new election law needed pronto

Court: new election law needed pronto

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Merkel struggling to coax supporters to CDU

Merkel struggling to coax supporters to CDU

Merkel loses power in state election

Merkel loses power in state election

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right

Danes are kingmakers after German state vote

Danes are kingmakers after German state vote

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Liberals give fighting talk at party conference

Liberals give fighting talk at party conference

Pirates take wind out of Greens’ sails

Pirates take wind out of Greens’ sails

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Merkel ally suffers massive state defeat

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests

Exodus deprives state of voting district

Exodus deprives state of voting district

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails

Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails

Stuttgart 21 vote underway

Stuttgart 21 vote underway

SPD puts off picking chancellor candidate

SPD puts off picking chancellor candidate

City of Berlin gets ‘grand coalition’ government

City of Berlin gets ‘grand coalition’ government

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

SPD and Greens drop Berlin government talks

SPD and Greens drop Berlin government talks

Linke split by rumours of a Lafontaine return

Linke split by rumours of a Lafontaine return

Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

SPD and Greens see coalition hope in Berlin

SPD and Greens see coalition hope in Berlin

Hundreds of Berlin votes found in a bin

Hundreds of Berlin votes found in a bin

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition

Rookie Pirate politicians dazzled by success

Rookie Pirate politicians dazzled by success

Pirates shake up German political landscape

Pirates shake up German political landscape

SPD wins Berlin vote as Pirates celebrate

SPD wins Berlin vote as Pirates celebrate

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

Berliners look leftwards as Pirates set sail

Berliners look leftwards as Pirates set sail

‘It has more potential – Berlin can do more’

‘It has more potential – Berlin can do more’

Hollywood director Emmerich says mum won’t let him vote Green

Hollywood director Emmerich says mum won’t let him vote Green

‘Berlin is change, Berlin is the place to be’

‘Berlin is change, Berlin is the place to be’

Neo-Nazis gain foothold in rural villages

Neo-Nazis gain foothold in rural villages

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

SPD wins Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote

SPD wins Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote

Merkel campaigns to the last in north-east

Merkel campaigns to the last in north-east

Kids call Boetticher on voting age hypocrisy

Kids call Boetticher on voting age hypocrisy

Schleswig-Holstein CDU unveils new leadership

Schleswig-Holstein CDU unveils new leadership

Neo-Nazi cartoon stork irritates far-right

Neo-Nazi cartoon stork irritates far-right

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

C as in cocked-up campaign poster

C as in cocked-up campaign poster

Group tries to count American expats abroad

Group tries to count American expats abroad

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Revenge attacks spark fear of extremist violence

Revenge attacks spark fear of extremist violence

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

CDU sinks behind Greens in Bremen state election

CDU sinks behind Greens in Bremen state election

Bremen election due to cement strong Green, weak FDP positions

Bremen election due to cement strong Green, weak FDP positions

Free Democrats losing members, money

Free Democrats losing members, money

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader

Pressure mounts on Westerwelle to resign

Pressure mounts on Westerwelle to resign

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

Blown out in Baden-Württemberg

Blown out in Baden-Württemberg

Broadcaster ProSieben kills nuclear-themed Simpsons episodes

Broadcaster ProSieben kills nuclear-themed Simpsons episodes

Merkel blames ‘painful defeat’ on Japan fears

Merkel blames ‘painful defeat’ on Japan fears

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?

German media roundup: A seismic shift for Merkel’s coalition?

CDU suffers historic loss in Baden-Württemberg

CDU suffers historic loss in Baden-Württemberg

Fallout continues after Brüderle’s nuclear gaffe

Fallout continues after Brüderle’s nuclear gaffe

Tough state elections loom for Merkel’s conservatives

Tough state elections loom for Merkel’s conservatives

Conservatives lose ground after nuclear energy reversal

Conservatives lose ground after nuclear energy reversal

Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Saxony-Anhalt goes to the polls

Saxony-Anhalt goes to the polls

Neo-Nazi candidate probed for web bomb tips

Neo-Nazi candidate probed for web bomb tips

Former neo-Nazi becomes leftist after sex change

Former neo-Nazi becomes leftist after sex change

Poll points to possible left-wing coalition in Saxony-Anhalt

Poll points to possible left-wing coalition in Saxony-Anhalt

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

Greens slump again in opinion poll

Greens slump again in opinion poll

German media roundup: Hamburg’s bellwether vote

German media roundup: Hamburg’s bellwether vote

CDU heading for Hamburg hammering

CDU heading for Hamburg hammering

SPD and Greens set for power in Hamburg

SPD and Greens set for power in Hamburg

Germany offers Egypt help in run-up to vote

Germany offers Egypt help in run-up to vote

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Half-century of CDU rule in Stuttgart on knife edge

Half-century of CDU rule in Stuttgart on knife edge

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Belarus accuses Berlin of plotting coup

German Media Roundup: Westerwelle’s buoyant navel-gazing

German Media Roundup: Westerwelle’s buoyant navel-gazing

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

From euro crisis to Eurovision

From euro crisis to Eurovision

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable

Belarus warned of ‘isolation’ for crackdown

Belarus warned of ‘isolation’ for crackdown

Germany calls Belarus crackdown ‘unacceptable’

Germany calls Belarus crackdown ‘unacceptable’

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

The Greening of Berlin

The Greening of Berlin

German firms donate $1.7 million to US election campaign

German firms donate $1.7 million to US election campaign

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

US Senate candidate lauds deadly East German border control

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Greens hit major league with record support

Greens hit major league with record support

Court forces early Schleswig-Holstein vote

Court forces early Schleswig-Holstein vote

Kraft takes power in North Rhine-Westphalia

Kraft takes power in North Rhine-Westphalia

Merkel blasts new Rhineland coalition

Merkel blasts new Rhineland coalition

Gauck turns to The Left for votes ahead of election

Gauck turns to The Left for votes ahead of election

Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

SPD to form minority government in Rhineland

Rhineland inches towards traffic light coalition

Rhineland inches towards traffic light coalition

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

SPD grassroots condemn party leadership

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

British expat voter registration deadline looms

British expat voter registration deadline looms

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

Making the SPD relevant through redundancy

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

CDU to lead Schleswig-Holstein, SPD in Brandenburg

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Summer’s end draws near as ‘Sabine’ runs out of puff

Summer’s end draws near as ‘Sabine’ runs out of puff

Widespread sun forecast for Sunday’s vote

Widespread sun forecast for Sunday’s vote

Left coalition set to take power in Brandenburg

Left coalition set to take power in Brandenburg

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

Police raid NPD office for sending racist hate mail

Police raid NPD office for sending racist hate mail

The Left’s Sevim Dağdelen: ‘My origins don’t define my political beliefs’

The Left’s Sevim Dağdelen: ‘My origins don’t define my political beliefs’

Al-Qaida threatens Germany in terror video

Al-Qaida threatens Germany in terror video

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

German voters growing more sceptical of campaign promises

German voters growing more sceptical of campaign promises

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Politicians say Twitter ‘damages democracy’ after exit poll leak

Politicians say Twitter ‘damages democracy’ after exit poll leak

Early turnout low in state elections

Early turnout low in state elections

Greens target expat votes in the United States

Greens target expat votes in the United States

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

Schmidt suggests official car rules be changed for politicians

Schmidt suggests official car rules be changed for politicians

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Greens remove campaign poster featuring bare buttocks

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Expert says politicians ignore school drop-outs

Expert says politicians ignore school drop-outs

Making it in Germany: an American getting out the vote

Making it in Germany: an American getting out the vote

Sixt targets Schmidt car debacle in new ads

Sixt targets Schmidt car debacle in new ads

Squabbling neo-Nazis set for election drubbing

Squabbling neo-Nazis set for election drubbing

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

Schmidt’s stolen car found in Spain

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

The super nanny state

The super nanny state

Nuke plant needs more checks after emergency

Nuke plant needs more checks after emergency

Shambolic Left party aims to unite for poll

Shambolic Left party aims to unite for poll

Müntefering’s love life irritates fellow Social Democrats

Müntefering’s love life irritates fellow Social Democrats

Berlin questions Iran vote ‘irregularities’

Berlin questions Iran vote ‘irregularities’

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Neo-Nazis make headway into town councils

Can the SPD bounce back from its EU disaster?

Can the SPD bounce back from its EU disaster?

Security officials warn of terror before poll

Security officials warn of terror before poll

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

One-fifth of underage Germans get drunk once a month

One-fifth of underage Germans get drunk once a month

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

Official: 100 ‘dangerous’ Islamists in Germany

Official: 100 ‘dangerous’ Islamists in Germany

Köhler raps political wrangling during crisis

Köhler raps political wrangling during crisis

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition

Künast wants Greens to commit to ‘traffic-light’ coalition

High court kyboshes e-voting

High court kyboshes e-voting

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany

German Media Roundup: Hesse’s odd election

German Media Roundup: Hesse’s odd election

Merkel facing new election year against limping SPD

Merkel facing new election year against limping SPD

Presidential candidate Sodann says media should ‘just shoot me’

Presidential candidate Sodann says media should ‘just shoot me’

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations

Party politics threaten German crisis response

Party politics threaten German crisis response

German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America

German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy

German leaders congratulate Obama

German leaders congratulate Obama

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever

Looking beyond the White House

Looking beyond the White House

Where to watch US election coverage in Germany

Where to watch US election coverage in Germany

Hitting Berlin’s streets for Obama

Hitting Berlin’s streets for Obama

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

An end to Bavarian exceptionalism

German conservatives under pressure after CSU poll debacle

German conservatives under pressure after CSU poll debacle

German Media Roundup: McCain overshadowed by power Palin

German Media Roundup: McCain overshadowed by power Palin

Representing Germany’s US Democrats in Denver

Representing Germany’s US Democrats in Denver

German coalition squabbles over SPD presidential pick

German coalition squabbles over SPD presidential pick

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

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Conservatives hold Hamburg despite leftward lurch

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Jamaican government popular with youth in CDU and FDP

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Coalition mayhem in Hesse

How an EU hoodie became the street cred emblem of German politicians

How an EU hoodie became the street cred emblem of German politicians

This is how much Germans love (or loath) Merkel

This is how much Germans love (or loath) Merkel

‘Does anyone understand why Merkel wants to run again?’

‘Does anyone understand why Merkel wants to run again?’

Merkel seeks new term ‘to defend democratic values’

Merkel seeks new term ‘to defend democratic values’

8 signs Merkel will definitely run for office again next year

8 signs Merkel will definitely run for office again next year

Greens torn on whether to back or fight Merkel

Greens torn on whether to back or fight Merkel

Hit by refugee crisis, Merkel faces tough election year

Hit by refugee crisis, Merkel faces tough election year

Merkel praised for admitting refugee policy mistakes

Merkel praised for admitting refugee policy mistakes

Merkel: we were unprepared for refugee influx in 2015

Merkel: we were unprepared for refugee influx in 2015

‘AfD will become Germany’s 3rd largest party. At least’

‘AfD will become Germany’s 3rd largest party. At least’

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

Refugees draw fear, anger and generosity from Berlin voters

Refugees draw fear, anger and generosity from Berlin voters

Merkel past it? Don’t write her off yet, analysts say

Merkel past it? Don’t write her off yet, analysts say

Merkel under pressure after poll defeat to far-right AfD

Merkel under pressure after poll defeat to far-right AfD

Merkel’s approval rating sinks to five-year low

Merkel’s approval rating sinks to five-year low

Merkel party at weakest point since 2011

Merkel party at weakest point since 2011

Why German politics as we know it is crumbling

Why German politics as we know it is crumbling

Merkel blamed as populists surge across Germany

Merkel blamed as populists surge across Germany

Merkel’s CDU party loses two of three regions: exit polls

Merkel’s CDU party loses two of three regions: exit polls

Merkel in for drubbing as populists eye poll surge

Merkel in for drubbing as populists eye poll surge

Voters set to punish Merkel at key ‘Super Sunday’ election

Voters set to punish Merkel at key ‘Super Sunday’ election

Hard right stuns with huge election gains in Frankfurt

Hard right stuns with huge election gains in Frankfurt

Party colleagues ‘stabbing Merkel in back’ over refugees

Party colleagues ‘stabbing Merkel in back’ over refugees

Hard-right AfD now 3rd biggest German party

Hard-right AfD now 3rd biggest German party

Social Democrats ‘won’t give up’ says Steinmeier

Social Democrats ‘won’t give up’ says Steinmeier

Spiegel: Merkel wants fourth term in power

Spiegel: Merkel wants fourth term in power

Merkel’s party tops vote but loses ground

Merkel’s party tops vote but loses ground

Eurosceptics and SPD celebrate EU vote gains

Eurosceptics and SPD celebrate EU vote gains

Live Blog: EU elections in Germany 2014

Live Blog: EU elections in Germany 2014

EU elections should (but don’t) matter to Germans

EU elections should (but don’t) matter to Germans

Merkel set to be biggest winner in EU elections

Merkel set to be biggest winner in EU elections

What do the Greens want for Europe?

What do the Greens want for Europe?

QUIZ: Who should you vote for in EU elections?

QUIZ: Who should you vote for in EU elections?

Will anyone vote for these two men?

Will anyone vote for these two men?

Court boosts fringe parties’ election hopes

Court boosts fringe parties’ election hopes

Are Germany’s high tax rates fair?

Are Germany’s high tax rates fair?

‘Why this is Germany’s most boring election’

‘Why this is Germany’s most boring election’

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight

Schavan won’t resign, fights for doctorate

Schavan won’t resign, fights for doctorate

‘I’m a wealthy man in the eyes of many citizens’

‘I’m a wealthy man in the eyes of many citizens’

Steinbrück rallies SPD with justice speech

Steinbrück rallies SPD with justice speech

Merkel: only I can steer Germany in rough seas

Merkel: only I can steer Germany in rough seas

Merkel seeks to rally her conservatives for vote

Merkel seeks to rally her conservatives for vote

Steinbrück promises ‘fun election with jokes’

Steinbrück promises ‘fun election with jokes’

Merkel’s flash of steel excites and dismays

Merkel’s flash of steel excites and dismays

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’

Merkel’s party slammed in biggest state election

Merkel’s party slammed in biggest state election

Merkel braces for biggest state election

Merkel braces for biggest state election

German politicians brace for Hollande victory

German politicians brace for Hollande victory

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

Merkel’s French connection

Merkel’s French connection

Sarkozy looks to Merkel for re-election help

Sarkozy looks to Merkel for re-election help

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’

Berlin goes to the polls

Berlin goes to the polls

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Merkel to stand for chancellor in 2013

Merkel to stand for chancellor in 2013

SPD’s Steinmeier won’t rule out early elections

SPD’s Steinmeier won’t rule out early elections

Merkel disappoints elites, but not average Germans

Merkel disappoints elites, but not average Germans

Brüderle admits nuclear reversal electioneering

Brüderle admits nuclear reversal electioneering

Merkel defends nuclear power reversal

Merkel defends nuclear power reversal

Germany shutting down seven nuclear reactors

Germany shutting down seven nuclear reactors

Merkel prepared to run for third term

Merkel prepared to run for third term

SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide

SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives

Merkel seeks to rally CDU ahead of election year

Merkel seeks to rally CDU ahead of election year

Economy revs up but Merkel still sputters

Economy revs up but Merkel still sputters

Majority of Germans expect coalition failure

Majority of Germans expect coalition failure

President ‘debacle’ casts shadow over Merkel

President ‘debacle’ casts shadow over Merkel

Centre-right coalition partners reach 10-year voter approval low

Centre-right coalition partners reach 10-year voter approval low

Merkel congratulates new British Prime Minister Cameron

Merkel congratulates new British Prime Minister Cameron

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Merkel rules out tax cuts

CDU suffers defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia

CDU suffers defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election

Merkel braces for blow in vital state election

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

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Angela Merkel: ‘Madame Non’ or world’s most powerful woman?

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Merkel praises Karzai for agreeing to runoff

Merkel praises Karzai for agreeing to runoff

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

Merkel starts to actively court female voters

Merkel starts to actively court female voters

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

Steinmeier calls for further probe of Afghan election results

Steinmeier calls for further probe of Afghan election results

Merkel chugs through Germany on whistle-stop tour

Merkel chugs through Germany on whistle-stop tour

Merkel and Steinmeier choose TV duet over duel

Merkel and Steinmeier choose TV duet over duel

Merkel and Steinmeier square off in TV debate

Merkel and Steinmeier square off in TV debate

Election TV debate last chance for sparks

Election TV debate last chance for sparks

The Left party surges in latest opinion poll

The Left party surges in latest opinion poll

Bundestag passes law paving way for EU reform treaty

Bundestag passes law paving way for EU reform treaty

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Merkel brushes aside campaign critics

Merkel brushes aside campaign critics

Steinmeier exults in SPD state election gains

Steinmeier exults in SPD state election gains

CDU loses state polls in Saarland and Thuringia

CDU loses state polls in Saarland and Thuringia

Steinmeier attacks Merkel’s tax plans

Steinmeier attacks Merkel’s tax plans

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

OSCE observers to monitor German election

OSCE observers to monitor German election

Non-EU citizens to get local votes should SPD form government

Non-EU citizens to get local votes should SPD form government

SPD plunges to worst poll rating this year

SPD plunges to worst poll rating this year

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The man who would be chancellor: Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Steinmeier defends jobs-for-all election plan

Steinmeier defends jobs-for-all election plan

Steinmeier unveils his campaign war team

Steinmeier unveils his campaign war team

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Merkel’s conservatives gird for election fight

Merkel’s conservatives gird for election fight

Conservatives mulling higher VAT after vote

Conservatives mulling higher VAT after vote

Taking a bite out of voter apathy

Taking a bite out of voter apathy

SPD warns Merkel against backing EU’s Barroso

SPD warns Merkel against backing EU’s Barroso

Schäuble wants direct EU elections to fight voter apathy

Schäuble wants direct EU elections to fight voter apathy

Merkel says EU vote boosts reelection hopes

Merkel says EU vote boosts reelection hopes

Merkel’s CDU trounces SPD in European vote

Merkel’s CDU trounces SPD in European vote

Merkel urges Germans to vote in EU poll

Merkel urges Germans to vote in EU poll

Violets, Pirates and Newropeans look for attention in EU vote

Violets, Pirates and Newropeans look for attention in EU vote

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’

The Greens’ Cramer: ‘We’re the only really European party’

FDP’s Alexandra Thein: ‘The EU should get its priorities straight’

FDP’s Alexandra Thein: ‘The EU should get its priorities straight’

SPD’s Roth-Behrendt: ‘Corporate greed has become so obvious’

SPD’s Roth-Behrendt: ‘Corporate greed has become so obvious’

Steinmeier tells the secret of his silver hair

Steinmeier tells the secret of his silver hair

EU poll tests German domestic policy

EU poll tests German domestic policy

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

The Local’s guide to EU elections

The Local’s guide to EU elections

Köhler re-elected German president

Köhler re-elected German president

Köhler favoured to win second term

Köhler favoured to win second term

Critics not impressed with Merkel’s first town hall meeting

Critics not impressed with Merkel’s first town hall meeting

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

Tax-cut debate engulfs Merkel’s conservatives

Free EU ring tone to entice young voters for European elections

Free EU ring tone to entice young voters for European elections

Chancellor candidate Steinmeier falling behind Merkel

Chancellor candidate Steinmeier falling behind Merkel

Westerwelle demands early elections

Westerwelle demands early elections

Conservatives attack Merkel’s leadership

Conservatives attack Merkel’s leadership

Steinmeier says ‘turbo-capitalism’ is dead

Steinmeier says ‘turbo-capitalism’ is dead

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

Beck says lack of trust within SPD forced his resignation

Beck says lack of trust within SPD forced his resignation

Steinmeier faces difficult road toward chancellorship

Steinmeier faces difficult road toward chancellorship

Frank-Walter Steinmeier: the man who would be chancellor

Frank-Walter Steinmeier: the man who would be chancellor