In the interview, we ask Archbishop Robert Zollitsch if Germans are losing faith in their church.
Most of the country's artists and cultural institutions voiced their position on election day, inciting people to go out and vote. Surveys had already predicted the strong results obtained by the far-right AfD party.
Eighteen times in the post-war era Germans have headed to the polls to elect a national parliament and, with it, a chancellor. These are the men and woman who have come out on top.
Angela Merkel has shown a knack for neutralizing or sidelining politicians who have got in the way of her gaining power and keeping it. This applies as much to members of her own party as to rivals in other parties.
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