FDP and Greens report record membership

FDP and Greens report record membership

2009 was more than a triumphant election year for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the eco-friendly Green party. They each made a record number of new members.

Private channels to go to EU over licence fees

Private channels to go to EU over licence fees

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Deutsche Bahn faces long-distance bus rivals

Deutsche Bahn faces long-distance bus rivals

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

Coalition bickers over tax reform promises

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

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state

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

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel’s coalition hopes

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel’s coalition hopes

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

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to 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

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

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

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

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests

Merkel could build coalition with liberals, new poll suggests

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’

‘The greed of the German state has become almost kleptocratic’

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

Voters back Schäuble’s hard line on Greece

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

SPD claims victory in Hamburg elections

Blackface king at FDP summit angers activists

Blackface king at FDP summit angers activists

FDP pin revival hopes on…new flag

FDP pin revival hopes on…new flag

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record

SPD leaders hit back at Merkel’s record

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote

Liberal MPs paid despite losing jobs

Liberal MPs paid despite losing jobs

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments

Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments

German political parties, explained

German political parties, explained

Liberal leader quits after poor poll showing

Liberal leader quits after poor poll showing

Five ministers resign in Liberal party meltdown

Five ministers resign in Liberal party meltdown

What do the papers make of election drama?

What do the papers make of election drama?

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans

Reasons why the election matters to non-Germans

Liberal collapse worrying for Brit Lib Dems too

Liberal collapse worrying for Brit Lib Dems too

Your guide – The Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Your guide – The Free Democratic Party (FDP)

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll

Social Democrats flounder in latest poll

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Merkel’s coalition seems set for election victory

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

Crushing Bavaria poll yells danger for SPD

FDP: No German arms for Syrian rebels

FDP: No German arms for Syrian rebels

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Most Germans optimistic about the future

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election

Anti-euro party aims to tip German election

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

FDP vow to cut ‘solidarity’ tax

FDP vow to cut ‘solidarity’ tax

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Social justice ‘key issue’ for German voters

Cabinet backs ‘white-washed’ poverty report

Cabinet backs ‘white-washed’ poverty report

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter

FDP: being SOBs makes us popular on Twitter

Minority chancellor a ‘problem’ for many voters

Minority chancellor a ‘problem’ for many voters

Bid to ban neo-Nazi party flounders as FDP baulks

Bid to ban neo-Nazi party flounders as FDP baulks

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician

German voters ‘won’t accept’ Asian politician

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight

Merkel’s partner picks leader for crucial fight

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

Lower Saxony win boosts SPD and Greens

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

Many Germans could back anti-euro party

Many Germans could back anti-euro party

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival

Rösler safe after wrong-footing FDP rival

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse

Steinbrück’s approval ratings collapse

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives

Merkel rides high as partner FDP nose-dives

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP

Embattled Rösler tries to rally sinking FDP

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

FDP membership in ‘vicious downward spiral’

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote

Bavarian conservatives: Cameron is right on vote

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Coalition strikes election benefits deal

Scandal as MP sparks up joint on TV

Scandal as MP sparks up joint on TV

Minister ‘puts brakes’ on German energy switch

Minister ‘puts brakes’ on German energy switch

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Minister wants to ban stolen tax-dodger details

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Merkel’s conservatives hit four-year poll high

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Voters favour Merkel but neither major party

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’

Sun vouchers ‘could draw Germans to Greece’

Government torn over future of intel service

Government torn over future of intel service

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids

Merkel: ‘nein’ to gay equality on tax and kids

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel loses power in state election

Merkel loses power in state election

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Government advisor stripped of doctorate

Government advisor stripped of doctorate

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense

Doctor ‘yoga-bonus’ leaves coalition tense

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes

Government tackles holiday petrol price hikes

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political

‘No’ to help for Schlecker staff turns political

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

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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

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition

Government party loses another PhD

Government party loses another PhD

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’

FDP in tatters as state government falls

FDP in tatters as state government falls

Government divided over phone data law

Government divided over phone data law

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Euro-rebels fail to derail FDP in high-stakes vote

Euro-rebels fail to derail FDP in high-stakes vote

FDP turns to another ‘boygroup’ member

FDP turns to another ‘boygroup’ member

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Politicians condemn police spyware

Politicians condemn police spyware

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

Support for Pirate Party surges nationwide

FDP rebels force party member vote on euro rescue plans

FDP rebels force party member vote on euro rescue plans

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition

Most Germans unhappy with squabbling government coalition

‘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

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

No let-up in coalition infighting over euro

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

Merkel’s coalition agrees tax break plan

FDP defies Merkel with talk of Greek default

FDP defies Merkel with talk of Greek default

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Rösler promises tax cuts for 2013

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup

FDP wallows at record low despite shakeup

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

FDP threatens to abolish solidarity tax for former East Germany

Another FDP politician stripped of doctorate in plagiarism affair

Another FDP politician stripped of doctorate in plagiarism affair

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Coalition agrees to tax cuts in 2013

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Conservatives divided over tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate

FDP’s Koch-Mehrin stripped of her doctorate

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON

Business leaders reject government econ policy

Business leaders reject government econ policy

Merkel’s coalition conundrum

Merkel’s coalition conundrum

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

Greens’ rise muddies political landscape

FDP rejects proposed use of army inside Germany

FDP rejects proposed use of army inside Germany

FDP calls for basic children’s income

FDP calls for basic children’s income

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt

Government threatened with anti-EU revolt

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister

Koch-Mehrin resigns due to plagiarism row

Koch-Mehrin resigns due to plagiarism row

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Philipp Rösler: From Vietnamese orphanage to vice chancellor

Free Democrats spin personnel carrousel

Free Democrats spin personnel carrousel

Free Democrats losing members, money

Free Democrats losing members, money

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken

Koch-Mehrin plagiarism charges thicken

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Cabinet moves to erase child porn sites

Cabinet moves to erase child porn sites

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Greens flying high with record voter approval

Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP

Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down

German media roundup: Westerwelle steps down

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader

Rösler frontrunner for new FDP leader

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home

Westerwelle visits Japan while FDP crisis continues at home

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader

Westerwelle reportedly set to quit as FDP leader

Free Democrats’ nuclear battle intensifies

Free Democrats’ nuclear battle intensifies

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

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

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

Greens jump in the polls

Greens jump in the polls

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

Coalition proposal would tie residency permits to German skills

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam

FDP’s Lindner compares Bavaria’s CSU with Islam

Merkel prepared to run for third term

Merkel prepared to run for third term

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

Guttenberg affair hits Merkel’s conservatives

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

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Merkel’s coalition closes poll gap with opposition

Dr. Rösler to the rescue: Health Minister attends to fainting woman

Dr. Rösler to the rescue: Health Minister attends to fainting woman

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

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together

Seehofer warns FDP to pull together

FDP minister backs Westerwelle, but wants changes

FDP minister backs Westerwelle, but wants changes

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out

Nearly half of Germans want Westerwelle out

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable

Westerwelle and the FDP: Unloved yet irreplaceable

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls

FDP dips below five percent in regional polls

FDP debates ditching Westerwelle

FDP debates ditching Westerwelle

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

Cronyism seeping into politics, voters fear

Cronyism seeping into politics, voters fear

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

Coalition set to cut taxes by €4.5 billion

US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage

US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

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FDP fires ‘mole’ revealed by Wikileaks

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

Merkel attacks ‘obstructionist’ Greens

Merkel attacks ‘obstructionist’ Greens

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives

Feisty Merkel fires up conservatives

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

Poll shows Merkel’s coalition at all-time low

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

German business eyes friendlier future with the Green Party

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition

Greens hit major league with record support

Greens hit major league with record support

Westerwelle ‘marries’ partner Michael Mronz

Westerwelle ‘marries’ partner Michael Mronz

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Deadbeat parents should be fined, FDP politician says

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds

SPD and Greens have majority, poll finds

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls

Merkel’s coalition plagued by dismal polls

FDP calls for more referendums

FDP calls for more referendums

Merkel’s conservatives still haven’t hit rock bottom

Merkel’s conservatives still haven’t hit rock bottom

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax

Free Democrats pick new fight over airport tax

Government split over nuclear power extension

Government split over nuclear power extension

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

Beleaguered FDP vows to stay the course

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign

One-fifth of Germans want Merkel to resign

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

Mutti Merkel fed up with coalition bickering

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Traffic light’ coalition talks fail in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

‘Grand coalition’ talks break down in Rhineland

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

Embattled coalition faces calls for fresh elections

A crisis of presidential proportions

A crisis of presidential proportions

German media roundup: Köhler’s shocking departure

German media roundup: Köhler’s shocking departure

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

FDP open to Rhineland ‘traffic light’ coalition

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels

New shock poll for Merkel’s coalition

New shock poll for Merkel’s coalition

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

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

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile

Westerwelle attacked from within FDP for poor polls and low profile

Union leader, Merkel at odds over financial transaction tax

Union leader, Merkel at odds over financial transaction tax

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension

Government to sidestep Bundesrat on nuclear power plant extension

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Merkel rules out tax cuts

Bidding the Iron Lady Chancellor auf Wiedersehen

Bidding the Iron Lady Chancellor auf Wiedersehen

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

SPD faces difficult path to power in NRW

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Voters blasé ahead of crucial state vote in the Rhineland

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle

FDP gears up for fresh tax cut battle

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up

FDP tax plan gets broad thumbs up

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Conservatives plan to rein in pharmaceutical prices

Westerwelle attacks homophobic: colleague

Westerwelle attacks homophobic: colleague

Westerwelle’s taboo travels

Westerwelle’s taboo travels

Westerwelle calls criticism of trips ‘slander’

Westerwelle calls criticism of trips ‘slander’

Westerwelle’s ministry colleague also under fire over foreign trips

Westerwelle’s ministry colleague also under fire over foreign trips

Rösler threatens pharma industry with drug discounts

Rösler threatens pharma industry with drug discounts

Business groups blast sluggish pace of reform

Business groups blast sluggish pace of reform

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

MPs earning thousands from moonlighting

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Westerwelle removes gloves in welfare debate

Ramsauer rules out Deutsche Bahn privatisation

Ramsauer rules out Deutsche Bahn privatisation

Rösler vows high drug prices to fall

Rösler vows high drug prices to fall

Support for Merkel’s coalition flagging

Support for Merkel’s coalition flagging

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

FDP loses popular support in poll

FDP loses popular support in poll

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

Merkel holds crisis talks as squabbles tarnish coalition

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate

FDP under fire for large donation from hotel magnate

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Coalition loses majority support from public

Coalition loses majority support from public

Government moots delaying tax cuts

Government moots delaying tax cuts

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts

Majority of Germans against Merkel’s tax cuts

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

Conservatives and FDP agree to coalition ‘crisis meeting’

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

CSU and SPD ridicule Westerwelle

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws

Geldof slams German foreign aid as ‘not enough’

Geldof slams German foreign aid as ‘not enough’

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

Merkel’s stealth reform agenda

Merkel’s stealth reform agenda

Merkel embarks on second term

Merkel embarks on second term

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

Merkel admits tax cut plan may fail

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The political agenda of Germany’s new government

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The main players in Merkel’s new cabinet

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Major budget cuts coming

Major budget cuts coming

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Is Germany ready for a reforming Merkel?

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

Merkel’s conservatives win with FDP: exit polls

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The colourful coalitions possible from Germany’s vote

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

Turnout low as German voters head to the polls

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

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013

Clocks go back amid rising winter-time discontent

Clocks go back amid rising winter-time discontent

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes

FDP to demand Germany end daylight saving time changes

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Greens hand power to the right in Saarland

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens

Child benefit hikes in doubt as budget tightens

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

Why Guido Westerwelle shouldn’t become Germany’s foreign minister

Why Guido Westerwelle shouldn’t become Germany’s foreign minister

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

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

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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 warns Germans of challenges ahead

Merkel warns Germans of challenges ahead

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

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’

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Merkel rules out raising sales tax

Merkel rules out raising sales tax

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

Merkel and CDU reach popularity high

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased

Bundeswehr shooting restrictions eased

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo

Schmidt slammed for stolen limo

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

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

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

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

SPD claws to highest poll rating this year

SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD agrees on election tax plan

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

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

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

The FDP’s Karneval conspiracy

The FDP’s Karneval conspiracy

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany

Koch sees Hesse coalition as blueprint for Germany

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations

Westerwelle aims to cut aid to anti-gay nations

Hesse girds for new state elections

Hesse girds for new state elections

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment

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CDU wants to redouble efforts in eastern Germany

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Germany must take Russia’s Medvedev at his word

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Hamburg vote could forge ‘black-green’ alliance

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Shorten child allowances, plan to stop poverty

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Jamaican government popular with youth in CDU and FDP