FDP is struggling to regain ground with voters and renew their coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives in September. At a weekend congress the FDP is hashing out its positions on key issues, including no new taxes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her CDU will hold talks with the FDP and the Greens on forming a coalition government. The move was widely expected after the Social Democrats said they wanted to be in opposition.
After four years without representation in the Bundestag, the FDP is back. Here's what you need to know about the small party that could hold the keys to power.
One week before the German election, the latest voter poll has put the far-right AfD barely ahead of the other "small parties." But Germany's Green party and the liberal FDP haven't given up in the race for third place.
Critics say Merkel's last government failed to deliver on the energy transition. Can her next do better? The Greens will likely be part of the coalition - but so will the pro-business FDP. Environmentalists are worried.
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