Germany edges a step closer to a government led by the Social Democrats

Germany edges a step closer to a government led by the Social Democrats

The Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz said that his party together with the Greens and the Free Democrats had a "mandate" to form a government in Germany, after the parties agreed to begin coalition talks.

FDP and Greens report record membership

FDP and Greens report record membership

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Twitter entry provokes furious mayhem in Lower Saxon legislature

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Bisky suggests Left and SPD should make up, possibly even fuse

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

Gabriel urges SPD to avoid lurch to the left

Gabriel urges SPD to avoid lurch to the left

SPD looks to regroup as Müntefering bows out

SPD looks to regroup as Müntefering bows out

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

Hamburg voters punish German right and Merkel’s CDU

‘Bullet holes’ found in window of Halle politician’s office

‘Bullet holes’ found in window of Halle politician’s office

SPD hopes to revamp itself as voting for new leaders begins

SPD hopes to revamp itself as voting for new leaders begins

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