The parties have spent months courting voters on the campaign trail. The start was low-key, with tension gradually building into the final days.
Berlin police have reported they are treating the death as a suspected suicide. Gerwald Claus-Brunner had been suffering from depression, the Pirate Party said.
Police have said that Pirate Party politician Gerwald Claus-Brunner may have killed a younger man prior to taking his own life. Authorities said the man had previously filed a stalking complaint against Claus-Brunner.
A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has admitted that it has a problem with sexism. The admission comes after a female politician publicly complained about chauvinistic male behavior behind closed doors.
The full story of how a Conflict Zone interview that never went on air caused a diplomatic stir between Turkey and Germany.
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