In the Interview: FDP Leading Candidate Rainer Brüderle
The FDP is poised to make a comeback in the upcoming German election. But how does one best describe the politics of Angela Merkel's potential kingmaker? Are they liberal, libertarian, both or neither? DW digs deep.
Frauke Petry, the face of the nationalist Alternative for Germany, has suffered a blow to her political career weeks before the Bundestag elections. Even her AfD colleagues have dropped her as prosecutors ready charges.
Germany's socialist Left party is the biggest of the "small parties" represented in the Bundestag - but the least likely to be part of a governing coalition. So what are the others so afraid of?
On September 24, all eyes will be on Germany as it heads to the polls in a parliamentary vote that will determine whether Angela Merkel remains chancellor. DW breaks down the ins-and-outs of the election process.
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