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A clear view of democracy at the Reichstag

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Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)

On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.

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Federal Elections 2017: party roll call

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Test your German party knowledge and/or learn something new: Where do the political parties come from, what do they stand for, how many votes can they win? (Photo: public domain)

In total, no fewer than 42 parties are running for the Bundestag. How many of them have you heard of?

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Jamaica, the alternative German coalition

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More on the German Bundestag elections: What coalitions could form? Photo: public domain

Why Daniel would go for “Jamaica” rather than “big,” and what it all means.

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