German elections http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/67912/all en Has Germany’s Pirate Party already blown its shot at parliament? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130913/germany-pirate-party-parliament-elections <p>BERLIN &mdash; Experts say the Pirate Party &mdash; founded to fight copyright restrictions and internet policing &mdash; has failed to capitalize on widespread unhappiness over state surveillance fuelled by revelations from the American whistleblower Edward Snowden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130913/germany-pirate-party-parliament-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German elections Elections Want to Know Germany Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:02:23 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5933532 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany: Euroskeptics or neo-Nazis? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130917/germany-afd-euroskeptics-neo-nazis <p>BERLIN &mdash; When Bernd Lucke founded the anti-euro Alternative for Deutschland Party six months ago, many dismissed him as the leader of a fringe group. Now the economics professor says his party looks set to win at least 5 percent of the popular vote, the amount needed to qualify for seats in parliament when the country votes on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130917/germany-afd-euroskeptics-neo-nazis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German elections World Leaders Elections Want to Know Germany Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:28:49 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5936715 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany: Merkel wins, but must seek new coalition ally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130922/germany-merkel-wins-election-exit-polls-show-must-seek-new-coalition-ally <p>BERLIN &mdash; In a better-than-expected performance, incumbent Angela Merkel won enough votes in Sunday&#39;s election to earn another term as Germany&#39;s chancellor, but narrowly missed an absolute majority, official results show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130922/germany-merkel-wins-election-exit-polls-show-must-seek-new-coalition-ally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German elections Need to Know Europe Germany Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:18:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5941416 at http://www.globalpost.com German elections: Angie, where will it lead us from here? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130923/germany-elections-merkel-cdu-coalition-euro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Merkel wins big, but faces a coalition conundrum. Does that mean a softening of austerity for Europe? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Ames </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Belgium &mdash; Sunday&#39;s elections in Germany were a stunning personal triumph for Angela Merkel.</p> <p>The chancellor&rsquo;s demolition of the opposition was so complete that she came close to giving her center-right group an outright majority in 630-seat Bundestag, something no politician has achieved since Konrad Adenauer, the Federal Republic&rsquo;s post-war rebuilder, in 1957.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/130923/germany-elections-merkel-cdu-coalition-euro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German elections Need to Know World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Germany Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:38:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5942328 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany: The red and the black and the green http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/131007/germany-elections-coalition-talks-cdu-spd-greens <p>BRUSSELS &mdash; Germany&#39;s Green Party long ago shed its image as an unruly bunch of shaggy haired peaceniks. But until last month&#39;s election, the idea that it could team up with Angela Merkel&#39;s conservatives in a coalition government would have seemed unlikely, even absurd. Not anymore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/131007/germany-elections-coalition-talks-cdu-spd-greens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> German elections Need to Know World Leaders Elections Germany Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5954369 at http://www.globalpost.com