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Tom Quinn

Angela Merkel

EPA/Filip Singer

The collapse of talks to form a coalition government in Germany has left an unsettling sense of uncertainty in Europe’s biggest democracy. In a country where stability is valued above all else, no-one is sure what comes next. more

27 Nov 2017 11:00 Guest Columns

CDU Wahlwerbung

EPA/Felipe Trueba

German voters are about to go to the polls to elect a new government – except, of course, they won’t. Germany’s proportional electoral system has ensured that only once in the history of the Bundesrepublik (1957) has a party won a majority in... more

20 Sep 2017 00:00 Guest Columns