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People and Politics

Part 1 of our Summer Series: Dream Destination - The Bundestag: Romeo Franz (Alliance 90/the Greens)

We present portraits of interesting new candidates for the next German parliament. What are their motivations? What makes them want to become politicians? What are their aims and ideals? What do they hope to achieve for their party?

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Professional musician Romeo Franz has been a member of The Greens for just a few years, and now he's running for the Ludwigshafen constituency in the German parliament. His nomination sends a message: Romeo Franz is a member of Germany's Sinti and Roma community. His ethnic background also lies at the root of his main political focus: minority and refugee issues.