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Political Parties: On the Campaign Trail

September 19, 2005

Even prior to the official start of the campaign, the main political parties were jockeying for a good position in the polls, fine-tuning their platforms and pulling out all the stops.

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Whether they actually keep them or not will remain to be seen, but all Germany's political parties made their promises to voters before the Sept. 18 election.

Unemployment, taxes, health insurance and social justice are just a few of the issues politicians wrangled about this campaign season, and every party offered a different solution to the country's problems.

DW-WORLD takes a look at the party landscape -- from the mainstream to the fringe -- examines the party platforms and weighs in on the legacy behind the two main contenders as party leaders prepare to start coalition negotiations in the election aftermath.

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