Elections

The populist challenge
In 2021, millions of Europeans will vote, in times of corona. General, regional or local elections will be held in several EU countries, including Germany, France , Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czeck Republic and The Netherlands. Will the pandemic leave its mark and change their political landscapes? And how about the challenge of holding safe elections within the applicable corona measures?
The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz (C) is flanked by the Greens co-leader Annalena Baerbock and FDP leader Christian Lindner, following exploratory coalition talks in Berlin. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate fo... […]

Germany’s likely next coalition sketches out its plans

The three parties likely to form Germany's next government have outlined plans for Europe's biggest economy in an initial coalition agreement, touching on issues such as the minimum wage, taxes and climate protection
Ein Wähler wirft in einem Wahllokal, das im Klassenraum einer Grundschule im Stadtteil Prenzlauer Berg untergebracht ist, seinen Stimmzettel für die Bundestagswahl in eine Wahlurne. Foto: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa
Ein Wähler wirft in einem Wahllokal, da... […]

Federal Election 2021

A 2021 federal election overview: Vote share, losses, gains - what is the seat distribution in the new Bundestag? In addition, graphics showing direct mandates and the proportion of second votes the parties received. Last but not least: possible coalitions - who can form a government with whom?
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