# Elections

dpatopbilder - 02.02.2018, Berlin: Martin Schulz (lr), Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria and Chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU), and Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor and President of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), come to the main round of negotiations of the Koalition negotiations of CDU, CSU and SPD in the SPD party headquarters, the Willy-Brandt-Haus. These three politicians have long negotiated whether they can work together in a government for Germany. ATTENTION: This picture has dpa also sent on video. Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa +++ (c) dpa - News for children +++
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Merkel clinches coalition deal with Social Democrats

A coalition deal has been agreed in Germany, taking Europe’s economic powerhouse closer to a new government after months of uncertainty.
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU lr), CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) and the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Volker Kauder, strengthened themselves in the Parliamentary Society in Berlin after the exploratory talks on 18.10.2017 a Jamaican coalition between the Union and the FDP. Union, FDP and Greens start sounding for a Jamaican coalition. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merk […]

German coalition talks: the main battlegrounds

Leaders of the Christian Alliance, which belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats, are continuing consultations on Wednesday to form a governing coalition.
The Russian blogger and opposition politician Alexei Navalny is standing on 08.02.2017 in court in Kirov (Russia). The Russian opposition Alexei Navalny threatened by a conviction in a controversial criminal case a candidate lock on the presidential election in 2018. The court in the city of Kirov northeast of Moscow sentenced Nawalny on 08.02. He was sentenced to five years' probation and a fine and confirmed his first judgment in 2013. He allegedly stole lumber from a state-owned company on a large scale. On the left sits Nawalny's wife Yulia. Photo: Alexey Kudenko / Sputnik / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
The Russian blogger and opposition polit […]

EU slams Russia for not allowing Navalny to run for president

Alexei Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging Vladimir Putin, has attempted to get his name on the ballot for a March presidential election.
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica nationalist party for the Corsican territorial election Gilles Simeoni (C) celebrates the results with supporters in Bastia on the French Mediterranean island on December 10, 2017. Photo: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
Top candidate for the Pe a Corsica natio […]

Focus on Europe’s separatist movements as Corsican nationalists cement gains

Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have cemented gains in regional elections, underpinned by their demands for greater autonomy from Paris.