Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher has urged the German parliament to fight the spreading "cancer" of hatred, recalling the suffering she endured at the hands of the Nazis.
Social Democrat Scholz, who formed a coalition with the ecologist Greens and the liberal Free Democrats, has promised to boost green investment and strengthen European unity.
The SPD's Olaf Scholz is due to be elected chancellor by the Bundestag lower house of parliament and officially take office on Wednesday.
First and second-generation migrants are running for the Bundestag in the German elections on September 26, trying to appeal to the country’s increasingly diverse voter demographics and reverse under-representation.
Nearly one in every four German citizens comes from an immigration background. Therefore, political parties from across the spectrum are reaching out to them to secure the minority vote share.
Recent polls show the race for the federal election on September 26 are heating up as current Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party loses popularity for the first time in 15 years.
A grassroots petition calls for an immediate airlift for all people at risk in Afghanistan and a federal program to resettle Afghan refugees in safe zones across Germany.
By passing a resolution equating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel with anti-Semitism, Germany is letting its Nazi past lead to support for an apartheid regime.
There are twelve applicants for Angela Merkel's job. The CDU will now organise an internal election to determine who will lead Germany's conservative political wing for the years to come.
Former German finance minister, Wolfgange Schaeuble won 501 of 705 votes from fellow lawmakers for the post of Bundestag speaker, a position from which he will try to impose discipline on far-right legislators.
After Germany’s "earthquake" election, Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a ruling majority to help neutralise a newly empowered hard right.
Germans are heading to the polls on September 24 for a federal election which will decide whether the incumbent chancellor, Angela Merkel, is granted a fourth four-year term in power.
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