Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
German authorities have managed to find a 78-year-old carriage driver by tracking the manure-stained hoof prints left by his horse. The Bavarian man confessed to damaging a car and fleeing the scene.
Bärbel Kofler has urged the government to stop deporting rejected Afghan asylum seekers to their home country. Some 12,000 have been asked to leave, despite Afghanistan not being considered a "safe countries of origin."
Björn Höcke said he would "like to apologize" for criticizing Germany's culture of Holocaust remembrance. Leaders of his Alternative for Germany party have called for his ouster.
The government of Bavaria has agreed to a new law which will ban certain Muslim religious clothing from public spaces. The decision came as German conservatives try to win back voters from the anti-immigration AfD party.
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