Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force.
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Alternative for Germany co-chair Frauke Petry has shocked her party colleagues by saying she won't join their new parliamentary group in the Bundestag. Petry won the vote in her Saxony constituency.
After the Alternative for Germany's historic election result, opponents of the far-right populist party have taken to the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in protest.
The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramatic fashion. But the key takeaway in the US is more mundane.
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
The single currency and German stocks came under selling pressure on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces tough coalition choices, with markets sensing an increasing risk for Europe.
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
No change in Germany: Angela Merkel will stay on as chancellor. Germans like constancy. However, Merkel has some major tasks to fulfill during her fourth term in office.
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?
Following the federal election, the SPD has announced it will go into opposition. What role does the main opposition party play in the Bundestag?
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
DW gives you all the information about the small laissez-faire party that could hold the keys to power.
The anti-establishment party has evolved into a possible coalition partner for the conservatives.
Donald Trump's controversial travel ban will be replaced with new rules for nationals from eight countries, including Venezuela and North Korea. Washington said the nations failed to meet demands for information sharing.
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The current election result is a turning point for Germany. The far-right populist AfD has entered parliament for the first time, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hit, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
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.
Foreign flags and even traffic lights are used to describe the various coalitions that emerge in German elections. One possibility is a so-called "Jamaica" grouping of greens, conservatives and liberals.
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
Where would Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, fall in the German landscape? DW maps it out.
Are Angela Merkel and Theresa May similar conservatives? And has the AfD soaked up all of UKIP's nasty ideas?
Germany's chancellor is chosen by the Bundestag in a secret ballot the first time the newly elected body convenes.
All Germans eligible to vote can also contest a national election result — and some do. DW tells you how it works.
How is the chancellor chosen? What parties are going to be in parliament? What possible coalitions are formed? Get the answers to these and other questions with DW's election special.
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