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Germany’s Social Democrats set to approve government deal

The Social Democratic Party of German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz is meeting on Saturday to decide whether to approve a coalition…

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Germany’s newly elected Bundestag meets for first time since election

Germany”s newly elected parliament has held its first meeting at the Bundestag following September’s election. The lower house of the…

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Germany’s would-be coalition planning to form government in December

Germany”s Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Liberals (FDP) announced on Thursday that they aim to finish coalition negotiations by the…

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Jörg Meuthen to step down as co-leader of Germany’s far-right AfD

Jörg Meuthen has announced that he will step down as co-leader of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Meuthen said…

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Germany’s Armin Laschet ready to leave as CDU head after election loss

Germany”s conservative leader Armin Laschet has said he is ready to stand down as head of the Christian Democratic Union…

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‘Political speed dating’ as coalition talks intensify in Germany

Germany”s four biggest parties have held a series of bilateral meetings on Sunday to communicate their positions before deciding on…

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‘Democracy is under attack’ says Merkel at reunification ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an ongoing commitment to democracy, on the 31st-anniversary ceremony of the reunification of…

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German election: Parties under pressure to kick start coalition talks

Pressure grew for a quick start to talks on Germany”s next government as newly-elected lawmakers held their first meetings on…

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Franziska Giffey set to become Berlin’s first female mayor

Franziska Giffey looks set to become Berlin”s first female mayor after the Social Democrats retained their hold over the German…

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German election: Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s Union bloc

The centre-left Social Democrats narrowly beat Angela Merkel”s centre-right Union bloc in Sunday’s parliamentary election, preliminary results show. The SPD,…

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