Germany's business-friendly Free Democratic Party faces an uphill battle in the run-up to federal elections this fall. But after re-electing their party chairman, Philipp Rösler, they're projecting a new image of unity.
After four years without representation in the Bundestag, the FDP is back. Here's what you need to know about the small party that could hold the keys to power.
Aygül Kilic was a little-known candidate for the Free Democrats until her electoral poster ignited an online controversy. One of Kilic's party colleagues says those vilifying her for wearing a hijab should "go to hell."
Deutsche Post sold client microtargeting data to the Christian Democrats and Free Democrats before the 2017 elections. Is this a scandal along the lines of Cambridge Analytica in the US? That depends on whom you ask.
MPs from Angela Merkel's CDU have been accused of taking bribes from the German gunmaker Heckler & Koch to grease the export wheels. Germany's opaque party donations system remains vulnerable to bribery, activists say.
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