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The Social Democrats have named Bärbel Bas as the new president of the German parliament, the Bundestag. After the departure of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country will again see a marked gender imbalance in politics.
After an unprecedented defeat in the German election, some grassroots Christian Democrats are pushing for members to choose the next party leader directly. But that strategy often backfires, as other parties have found.
The Social Democrats won the election, but find themselves in an uncomfortable situation. Whether Olaf Scholz will become chancellor depends on the Greens and Free Democrats. How is the SPD dealing with the suspense?
The road to a new German government has become clearer: The SPD, Greens and FDP have agreed to coalition talks. So far, things may have gone well, but negotiations won't be easy, writes DW's Kay-Alexander Scholz.
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