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German politics: Elections & voting in Germany

Rachel Stewart
September 26, 2021

With the German election grabbing headlines, Meet the Germans host Rachel Stewart takes a look at how the electoral system actually works.


Who can vote in a federal election in Germany? How are the parliamentary seats shared out? And what do German people think about coalition governments? Rachel finds out in this week's Meet the Germans. 

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic for Meet the Germans – from environmentalism to language or queer culture.  

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