Politics

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

Who will follow Merkel?

Germany will be electing a new Bundestag on September 26 – and thus the country’s next head of government. We present the most promising candidates.
Topic of the week: The German federal election

What happens after the election

Find out here what happens after the federal election: How is the government formed and which time limits are specified by law?
Topic of the week: Day of German Unity

The most important public holiday

German reunification is celebrated every year on 3 October. Discover five facts about the Federal Republic’s most important public holiday.
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