Berlin gears up to repeat botched elections
12 February 2023 | 7:05 am
The unprecedented fiasco of Berlin's elections in September 2021 caused international headlines. Now the German capital is preparing to repeat the vote, with authorities doing all they can to repair broken trust.
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