Germany's main parties made progress in coalition talks on Thursday. Chancellor Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats want to have a government in place by Christmas.
Three weeks after the federal election in Germany, the state of Lower Saxony is holding an election for a new regional parliament. The poll could reveal voter sentiment as coalition talks are held in Berlin.
The people wanted something new and that's what they'll get. Currently being negotiated in Berlin, the next government would take the country into uncharted waters. And that's a good thing, says DW's Jefferson Chase.
Under Jeremy Corbyn, the UK's Labour Party has seen its stock rise sharply. His speech at the party conference reflected that confidence. So are there lessons to be learned for Germany's Social Democrats?
With the elections over, German lawmakers are discussing the seating chart for the next Bundestag. The question of where to place the country's newest parliamentary party, the far-right AfD, is dominating the debate.
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