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DW with extensive coverage of 2013 German elections

Deutsche Welle turns focus to politics in September with programming and online specials geared to the upcoming German elections.

On September 22, Germans will be going to the polls to elect a new parliament and determine the political direction for the next four years. DW is providing comprehensive coverage of the race and all the events on election day 2013, as well as the outcome and its impact on Europe’s largest economy.


On Journal, reporters assess the progress of the campaign for Angela Merkel and Peer Steinbrück, the two leading candidates for the Chancellor’s office, and explain where they stand on important current issues. People and Politics takes a look behind the scenes, analyzing the choices facing the German electorate and the significance of the election for Europe and the world.


DW will also be featuring special reports on its popular documentary series In Focus as part of election coverage beginning on Thursday, September 5 with “The Outspoken Challenger”, followed by “Power Broker” on Thursday, September 12. The final installment of the In Focus 2013 German election documentary series, “Promises, Promises…”, will premiere on Thursday, September 19.


DW has created an online special to provide a full spectrum of political coverage in September. The German Elections offers everything from campaign news, interviews, surveys and info-graphics to in-depth analysis that includes German foreign policy and economics. An interesting outside perspective on German politics is provided by a selection of international political caricatures that portray Angela Merkel’s image abroad.


DW will be using social media to create a connection between users around the globe and German voters. DW correspondents will also be accompanying Parliamentary candidates on location and reports from voting stations and party headquarters will be available in English and German on Facebook and Twitter among others.