German election: How much money do Bundestag MPs get?
27 September 2021 | 6:58 am
Bundestag parliamentarians are paid by the state so that they do not need a second job. But many still find ways to make an additional income — that is now being significantly restricted.
Four weeks before the Bundestag election, Angela Merkel's rival center-left party is seeing a rise in public support. The three leading candidates for chancellor are set to square off on live TV on Sunday evening.
Chancellor Merkel's CDU is flagging in the polls — and conjuring up the familiar threat of a far-left takeover by an SPD-led coalition with former communists. But would such an alliance really be possible?
As the SPD pulls ahead in the polls, leader Olaf Scholz was keen to flex his foreign policy muscles. He stressed the need for strong partnership with France to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis.
Conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has made one his last rolls of the dice: A program for his first 100 days in office if he should win. Laschet trails the center-left candidate Olaf Scholz in the polls.
Germany’s top court decided in 2019 that adults who have legal guardians should no longer be barred from taking part in elections. Now many of them will do so for the first time.
After an election campaign with many lows, the Greens are meeting for a small party conference in Berlin to lick their wounds and gain momentum for the last days before the election.
He fled Iran a decade ago. Now Shoan Vaisi is standing for Germany's parliament. The Left Party candidate and former professional wrestler has a political mission.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has pursued a conciliatory approach with Ankara despite divergent interests and tensions on many issues. A new government could mean a new approach to the strongman president.
Not only is the German election race wide open — many voters say they're yet to decide whom they will support. Complex coalition numbers, a lackluster campaign and the Angela Merkel vacuum help explain why.
Euphoria is spreading among the Social Democrats. Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz has a good chance to succeed Angela Merkel and he's out wooing voters with big promises. Sabine Kinkartz hits the road with his campaign.
Armin Laschet, Olaf Scholz or Annalena Baerbock: As Germany prepares to elect a new government, EU countries are watching intently. A look at initial reactions from Paris, Warsaw and Brussels.
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