The chancellor can appoint cabinet ministers, but she cannot dismiss judges. The Basic Law divides power among the chancellor, the president, the parliament and other state institutions. The Basic Law also guarantees that Germany is a democracy.
InfoMigrants is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life.
Advocacy groups in Germany want the next government to incorporate the rights of children and teens into the country's constitution. They say failure to protect younger generations could have dangerous results.
Women won the right to vote in Germany on November 12, 1918. A look back at the activists who contributed to this achievement and why there's still much to be done in the country to really claim equal rights.
The German constitution was originally intended to be a provisional text. But Germany's top Supreme Court judge, Andreas Vosskuhle, says it has served the country well over the last 68 years.
The terrorist Freital Group may have been sentenced to prison, but attacks on minorities and violent rhetoric are still not taken seriously enough — including by the German government, says DW's Hans Pfeifer.
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