Chancellor Merkel has scored a historic electoral victory. Her conservatives are close to an absolute majority, their best result in decades. Her coalition partners, the FDP, suffered their worst reult on record and appear to be out of parliament.
Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is meeting for the first time following September elections. But even its inaugural session could see heated debate.
While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has called on newly elected German lawmakers to further improve the situation and prospects for refugees.
There will be significantly fewer women in Germany's new parliament, but more lawmakers with immigrant roots. The average MP age has dipped only slightly. Here is a demographic overview of the new Bundestag.
On Tuesday, parliament will convene for the first time in decades with a far-right party. But the Alternative for Germany is already in 14 state legislatures — so what can we expect from the AfD in Berlin?
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version