60 million people are eligible to vote in Germany's general election for the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on September 24, 2017.
The "Bundestag" is Germany's main legislative body. Its over 600 members are elected every four years in a mixed system of constituency and list voting. Here you can find an automatic compilation in chronological order of DW content related to this year's Bundestag election.
After its defeat in the North Rhine-Westphalia state election, the center-left SPD has rejected a coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU. The news might be a boon to the resurgent business-friendly FDP - also nationally.
The election result in North Rhine-Westphalia has confirmed the trend on the federal level: Chancellor Angela Merkel is a big step closer to a fourth term. Her SPD opponent Martin Schulz has been considerably weakened.
The FDP emerged victorious from the pivotal state election in Germany's most populous state and now have their eyes firmly on Berlin. Here's what you need to know about the small party that could hold the keys to power.
Winning Germany's most populous state - the last to vote before September's general election - could provide key momentum. And there are many other reasons why parties want a strong showing in North Rhine-Westphalia.