An initiative from 23 German magazines to get more women to vote is gaining momentum in a move to increase the percentage of women voters. The country will be voting in its federal elections on Sunday.
Women won the right to vote in Germany on November 12, 1918. A look back at the activists who contributed to this achievement and why there's still much to be done in the country to really claim equal rights.
At celebrations marking 100 years of women's suffrage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against setbacks in women's rights. The fact Germany has a female chancellor "must not be an alibi" for shortcomings.
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women's suffrage. But there's still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics.
The day after her CDU party's dismal showing in the elections, Merkel announced her gradual retreat from politics. Now a recount could leave the party with a weak mandate. How could this have happened, and what's next?
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