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Germany voted

Germans went to the polls at the end of September to decide who will serve as legislators in the Bundestag. We summarize how users in social media commented on the vote on election night. Cultural creatives and civil society actors all over the world tell us what they wish for in the time after the election.
 

Blick in die Kuppel des ReichstagsgebäudesFoto: Arndt Oehmichen © Deutscher Bundestag

Election night and Street campaigns

My wish for Germany

What do people outside Germany wish the Bundesrepublik? In short clips, journalists, civil rights activists, experts on Germany and other engaged persons from seven countries express their often surprising opinions.

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Die Österreicherin Theresia Töglhofer ist Autorin und Expertin für internationale Beziehungen.

Germany, I wish you ...
Partnership instead of paternalism

Austrian Theresia Töglhofer is an author and expert on international relations. She wishes Germany partnership instead of paternalism.

Korrespondent der Tageszeitung De Telegraaf.

Germany, I wish you ...
Less Pegida clamour and more children

Rob Savelberg is a journalist and correspondent for the daily newspaper De Telegraaf. He wishes Germany less Pegida clamour and more children.

Oscar Coop-Phane

Germany, I wish you ...
A Strong Capital

French author Oscar Coop-Phane doesn’t just speak about Berlin in his books, he also lived there for some time. He wishes Germany a capital as he remembers it.

Germany, I wish you ...
Less Pegida clamour and more children

Rob Savelberg is a journalist and correspondent for the daily newspaper De Telegraaf. He wishes Germany less Pegida clamour and more children.

This is how the election works

Germany decides © Deutsche Welle 2017

Parliamentary Elections
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