Election campaigns are expensive. So how parties do finance themselves and how is campaign money regulated?
Germany has a huge non-voting population — like most democracies. In 2009, more people didn't vote at all than voted for Merkel's conservatives.
The Netherlands finally has a new government, seven months after the election in March. There are similarities to the Dutch situation in Germany — but a key difference could make negotiations in Berlin even harder.
A new study contends that the German electorate is less divided by left versus right than by an understanding of "modernization." Could the recent election change the way establishment parties appeal to voters?
Whether Angela Merkel stays office or Martin Schulz takes over the Chancellery likely won't be decided by the youth vote. Young people are simply outnumbered, leading some to ask how fair the election will be.
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