The parties have spent months courting voters on the campaign trail. The start was low-key, with tension gradually building into the final days.
The drubbing of the mainstream parties in Bavaria's election didn't come as a surprise. But the outcome could have serious repercussions for Germany's political landscape.
A small number of Jewish people are founding a group to support the far-right Alternative for Germany party. They say the reports of the AfD's anti-Semitism are overblown.
Germany is a country known for having thoroughly come to terms with its history. As the foundation dedicated to studying East Germany's communist past turns 20, however, it's clear that task remains vital to this day.
German politicians from both sides of the aisle want to ban the salute of the Gray Wolves, a far-right group. The Turkish ultranationalist organization is known for its violent behavior and for promoting fascism.
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