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German Election 2017

Sep 22, 2017 9:39 PM

What you need to know about the German electorate

More than 60 million Germans will be eligible to vote in the 2017 federal election. But how many of these voters are seniors, women, men, migrants? And how many are expected to turn out? DW looks at the electorate.

Sep 22, 2017 9:04 PM

German election polls confirm far-right AfD vying for third place, Merkel ahead

Opinion polls have confirmed the far-right populist AfD's challenge to the Left party for third place in Germany's federal elections. Chancellor Merkel has called on people to vote as concerns about abstention grow.

Sep 22, 2017 2:21 PM

Fearing the AfD, young German activists try to mobilize voters

Campaigns across Germany aim to prevent a political shift to the right by courting young voters. The country?s youth - when they do vote - are not shying from populist politics.

Sep 22, 2017 1:26 PM

German election: Will non-voters decide the outcome?

After the 2009 German election, the 'real' numbers were shown: 29 percent for non-voters (Nichtwähler)

Germany has a huge non-voting population ? like most democracies. In 2009, more people didn't vote at all than voted for Merkel's conservatives.

Sep 22, 2017 11:38 AM

AfD, CDU, SPD: Where do German parties stand on refugees, asylum and immigration?

Asylum and immigration are topics dominating German politics since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on the issue?

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