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Germany's Regional Vote Sunday Before Merkel Returns To Coalition Government Building Effort


FILE In this Oct. 7, 2017 file photo, Lower Saxony top candidate of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party, AfD, Dana Guth, speaks during an election campaign event in Braunschweig, Germany. 704 more words

Sade – Diamond Life (Epic #279)

The Epic 2017 Project #279: 171006 Sade = Diamond Life (1984) Diamond Life was Sade Adu’s (better known by just her Christian name) debut… 16 more words

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Election Day in Germany

This last Sunday was the Big Vote in the Germany (take note, Americans: election day happens on a weekend, when EVERYONE can partake! They had 76% voter turnout – compared to our 55%). 884 more words

Germany

Merkel Holds On As Far-Right Makes Dramatic Gains

Angela Merkel has been re-elected as Germany’s Chancellor and, at the end of her new term, shall be the longest serving occupant of that office in Germany’s post-war history. 864 more words
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A brief guide to the German election: Merkel's coalition crossroads

Ahead of the German Bundestag election on Sunday 24th September, I have co-written a guide to understanding the election with the Legatum Institute’s Matthew Elliott. While current Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term and the campaign has been ‘sleepy,’ we argue that the election is more interesting than at first glance. 275 more words

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3| Elections Foreign and Domestic

The German parliamentary election took place yesterday and I’m finally writing something about it! This post comes in three sections: A crash course on Germany’s government; interesting things I got to do thanks to the election; miscellaneous thoughts. 1,073 more words