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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

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The rise of the right wing and why we need to discuss issues rather than just calling them Nazis. (Photo: public domain)

“I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake.”

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The day after: German election results in summary

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Angela Merkel remains Chancellor with German election results. (Photo: public domain)

“Like everyone today, I’ve been grappling with the election results. Friends overseas asked me for an insider overview and I found myself writing many long emails. So here are some facts I put together as an article.”

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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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Federal Elections 2017: the rundown

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Everything you wanted to know about the German Federal Elections but were afraid to ask. (http://leipglo.com)

How does Germany’s political system work? How important are political parties in the election?

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A hopeful letter from a Labour expat

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“Mr. Corbyn is truly the proverbial, yeast-based sandwich spread of British politics – like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But it’s not the personality at the top, it’s the policies revealed in the Labour manifesto that give me real hope.”

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