As the election's clear victors, Angela Merkel's conservatives can choose their partner in government...but they do have to pick one...and that's easier said than done. So will it be the SPD or the Greens or neither?
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a hit but is set for a fourth term. Who will she pick as coalition allies? The Social Democrats sink to a new low, and the populist AfD will be the third power. Live updates here on DW.
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?
Germany's Greens have been trailblazers for ecological movements around the world. But since the 1980s they have become increasingly conservative — making a coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU a real possibility.
Is Angela Merkel's Christian conservatism similar to Theresa May's? Why doesn't the SPD use the word "Labour"? Just how different can two "liberal" parties be? And has the AfD soaked up all the ugliest aspects of UKIP?
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