Politics

The Federal Republic of Germany is a value-based, vibrant democracy with a diverse political landscape.

Topic of the week: The German federal election

How was the election campaign?

Election candidates have been campaigning for themselves and their objectives for many weeks. Three of them sum things up here.
Topic of the week: The German federal election

Especially memorable

Angela Merkel is standing down after 16 years as German chancellor. Here are a few of her best quotes.
Topic of the week: The German federal election

Already decided?

Three first-time voters say how they have informed themselves for the federal election, and whether they know who they will vote for
Topic of the week: Parliamentary election to the Bundestag

Well-run election?

Election in Germany: for the fourth time since 2009, the Bundestag election is being observed by a team from the OSCE.
Topic of the week: Parliamentary election to the Bundestag

Election campaigning is teamwork

Election in Germany – what happens behind the scenes in the election campaign? Interview with campaign manager Clemens Buhr
Topic of the week: Parliamentary election to the Bundestag

How Germany votes

Election to the Bundestag (Federal parliament) – here we answer questions such as what rules apply, who can vote and what a ballot paper looks like.
Topic of the week: Parliamentary election to the Bundestag

"Stable and secure"

Is the election in Germany threatened by manipulation? The Federal Returning Officer explains the precautions that are being taken.