Anyone can be whatever they want – a claim often made in industrialized countries like Germany. But while education levels are comparably high, children from poorer backgrounds often struggle to climb the social ladder.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
Chancellor Merkel faces a historic task in forging a "Jamaica coalition" of the conservatives, Free Democrats and Greens. The parties have a long way to go to bridge their differences, and have no option but to succeed.
More and more young people are getting university degrees. However, the OECD's "Education at a Glance" study reveals that when it comes to careers in the sciences, gender equality is still a long way away.
Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on these issues?
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