12.6 million Germans are eligible to vote in state elections on Sunday, March 13: In Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt. Never before has their vote carried so much weight on the national stage.
Typical state election issues, like education and police matters, are clearly dwarfed by national refugee policies this time. You can find a compilation of all DW Content on this issue here.
Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno headed the presidential poll but perhaps lacked the votes to win outright in the first round, according to preliminary results. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is watching closely.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told DW that she has no doubt the EU will stay together. The state leader also called on politicians to call out "fake news" that targets their political rivals rather than take advantage of the lies.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told DW she has no doubt the EU will stay together. The state leader also called on politicians to call out "fake news" that targets their political rivals rather than take advantage of the lies.
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There's just a month to go until elections in the Netherlands and populist politics have been steadily gaining support there. One name is dominating the campaign – Geert Wilders, head of the far-right, anti-EU and anti-Islam Freedom Party. Wilders is expected to do well in the scenic town of Volendam. It's a popular place for tourists, looking for an authentic Dutch experience.
State elections have kicked off in India amid the cash crisis caused by the BJP's controversial demonetization policy. Four months ago, all 500 and 1,000 rupee bills - almost 86 percent of cash in circulation - ceased to be legal tender. The objective was to combat tax cheating, illegal cash flows and corruption. But it's also hit India's rural poor who have little access to banks.