German federal election 2021

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Votes at 16 backed in German coalition talks after success of Fridays for Future
SPD, Greens and FDP make pledge in acknowledgement young people must have say country’s future

Kate Connolly in Berlin

22, Oct, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Hope and fear in EU as hardliner tipped to be German finance minister
Prospect of the FDP’s Christian Lindner taking charge has ‘half of Europe quaking in its boots’

Philip Oltermann in Berlin Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Oct, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Germany’s CDU leader poised to step down after election defeat
Armin Laschet intends to oversee search for candidate to unite fractious centre-right party

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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This election has forced a generational shift in German politics | Anke Hassel
The new German chancellor will come from one of the old parties. But the policies will be shaped by the young, says professor of public policy Anke Hassel

Anke Hassel

30, Sep, 2021 @1:20 PM

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Berlin’s vote to take properties from big landlords could be a watershed moment | Alexander Vasudevan
The successful referendum to expropriate the city’s apartments from corporate landlords is a potential template for Europe, writes Oxford University’s Alexander Vasudevan

Alexander Vasudevan

29, Sep, 2021 @9:05 AM

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After SPD win in Germany, is Europe’s centre left on the rise?
Analysis: some say Covid has increased voters’ sense of social justice, but the picture remains uneven

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the German election results: negotiating a new era | Editorial
Editorial: An SPD-led coalition would be in the country’s best interests, but after a knife-edge result, there is no guarantee one will emerge

Editorial

27, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Germany election: far-right AfD loses status as main opposition
Party that entered German parliament in 2017 drops about 2% nationally despite performing strongly in east

Kate Connolly in Berlin

27, Sep, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Germany: SPD intends to form coalition with Greens and liberals
Centre-left contender to replace Angela Merkel announces plan for ‘social-ecological-liberal’ alliance

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

27, Sep, 2021 @2:51 PM

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German election 2021: full results and analysis
Official provisional results show Olaf Scholz’s centre-left SPD will be the largest party in Germany’s new federal parliament, the Bundestag. Get full results from around the country, and find out what coalitions are possible

Antonio Voce and Seán Clarke

27, Sep, 2021 @5:14 AM

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Germany election: SPD wins narrow victory as Merkel era ends in near-deadlock
Social Democrats edge out Christian Democrats, according to preliminary results, but tight finish leaves third-placed Green party as kingmaker

Kate Connolly in Berlin

27, Sep, 2021 @3:55 AM

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Germany election: what happens next as parties vie to form government
Outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel could remain in post for weeks or months while parties attempt to cobble together a coalition

Agence France-Presse in Berlin

27, Sep, 2021 @12:35 AM

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