"We believed in the need for a revolution," says the activist and co-founder of Germany's Green Party, Hans-Christian Ströbele. He talked to DW about extra-parliamentary opposition, democracy and the Greens.
Fresh from polling as Germany's second strongest party, the Greens have picked two candidates to lead their EU election campaign. Ska Keller and Sven Giegold are already familiar faces in Brussels' corridors of power.
With the legitimacy of her big-tent coalition in question, the German chancellor hopes for a positive outcome in the final regional election of 2018. But the political wind is blowing against big parties.
Voters are dropping like flies in their support for Bavarian conservatives, a new poll has shown. It also revealed tension between CSU premier Markus Söder and Angela Merkel's interior minister, CSU head Horst Seehofer.
Veteran Green parliamentarian and lawyer Hans-Christian Ströbele has ruled out running for another four years in the Bundestag. He follows several other federal politicians who've decided not to run in 2017.
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