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Daily Telegraph
Germany's far-Right AfD party 'has more public support than ever'(SPD), who have slipped to 20 per cent, their lowest ever support in the monthl
Germany's far-Right AfD party 'has more public support than ever'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 hours ago
(SPD), who have slipped to 20 per cent, their lowest ever support in the monthly ARD survey. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) remain in first place with 33 per cent, meaning her current coalition would remain in power if... Read more
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DW
Study shows dips for SPD, Merkel's bloc, more gains for AfD |a new upstart third-placed party in Germany's political scene. The 33 percent
Study shows dips for SPD, Merkel's bloc, more gains for AfD |
DW / Posted 23 hours ago
a new upstart third-placed party in Germany's political scene. The 33 percent overall for Merkel's bloc, comprising her Christian Democrats (CDU) and allied Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), ranks as the conservative's lowest rating since... Read more
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Swissinfo
Vast majority of Swiss prefer bilateral path with EUfor the bilaterals is highest among the centre-left Social Democrats (+90%), fo
Vast majority of Swiss prefer bilateral path with EU
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
for the bilaterals is highest among the centre-left Social Democrats (+90%), followed by the centre-right Radicals and Christian Democrats (80%). However, supporters of the conservative right Swiss People’s Party, Switzerland’s most popular... Read more
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DW
No special favors for Germany's opposition |is currently governed by a so-called "grand coalition" made up of the two large
No special favors for Germany's opposition |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
is currently governed by a so-called "grand coalition" made up of the two largest parties, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), plus the CDU's Bavarian sister party CSU. Together, they take up... Read more
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DW
No special treatment for Germany's opposition |is currently governed by a so-called "grand coalition" made up of the two large
No special treatment for Germany's opposition |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
is currently governed by a so-called "grand coalition" made up of the two largest parties, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), plus the CDU's Bavarian sister party CSU. Together, they take up... Read more
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The Local
Single women in Sweden told they can soon get free IVFwomen to have free IVF treatment? The legislation was opposed by the nationali
Single women in Sweden told they can soon get free IVF
The Local / Posted 2 days ago
women to have free IVF treatment? The legislation was opposed by the nationalist Sweden Democrat party and the right-wing Christian Democrats, which both argue that children should ideally have both a mother and a father and oppose the idea of the... Read more
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DW
Baden-Württemberg debuts Green-led coalition with Merkel's conservative party |state premier for Baden-Württemberg presented the coalition agreement between t
Baden-Württemberg debuts Green-led coalition with Merkel's conservative party |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
state premier for Baden-Württemberg presented the coalition agreement between the Green party and the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in Stuttgart on Monday. The agreement, which took weeks of "very hard" negotiations, marks the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
German establishment rounds on anti-immigration party over IslamMuslim women. With concerns about Europe's migrant crisis fuelling the AfD's r
German establishment rounds on anti-immigration party over Islam
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
Muslim women. With concerns about Europe's migrant crisis fuelling the AfD's rise, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats led criticism of the party. "What the AfD has decided on is an attack on almost all religions," Armin... Read more
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The Star
German establishment rounds on anti-immigration party over IslamMuslim women. With concerns about Europe's migrant crisis fuelling the AfD's r
German establishment rounds on anti-immigration party over Islam
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
Muslim women. With concerns about Europe's migrant crisis fuelling the AfD's rise, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats led criticism of the party. "What the AfD has decided on is an attack on almost all religions," Armin... Read more
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DW
Whistleblowers in Germany: Loved, hated, poorly protected |in the 2013 coalition agreement between the junior partner, center-left Social
Whistleblowers in Germany: Loved, hated, poorly protected |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
in the 2013 coalition agreement between the junior partner, center-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the ruling conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) - into whether whistleblower protection in Germany corresponds with international... Read more
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DW
Greens to form coalition with Merkel's conservatives in southern German state |cabinet on Monday. Ministers were not named on Sunday, but they said it would
Greens to form coalition with Merkel's conservatives in southern German state |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
cabinet on Monday. Ministers were not named on Sunday, but they said it would comprise five Greens and five conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). The line-up will be finalized by May 12 when Kretschmann is due to be inaugurated in the Stuttgart... Read more
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DW
Greens to lead a German regional state government for the first time |cabinet on Monday. Ministers were not named on Sunday, but they said it would
Greens to lead a German regional state government for the first time |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
cabinet on Monday. Ministers were not named on Sunday, but they said it would comprise five Greens and five conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). The line-up will be finalized by May 12 when Kretschmann is due to be inaugurated in the Stuttgart... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Far right AfD party says Muslims not welcome in Germanya fringe group of Eurosceptics to a force to be reckoned with in German politic
Far right AfD party says Muslims not welcome in Germany
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
a fringe group of Eurosceptics to a force to be reckoned with in German politics. It is currenly third in the national polls with 13 per cent support, behind Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and her coalition partner the Social Democrats (SP... Read more
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DW
Stuttgart conference shows AfD staying power |Back then, in the summer of 2015, it was very unclear whether the AfD would eve
Stuttgart conference shows AfD staying power |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
Back then, in the summer of 2015, it was very unclear whether the AfD would even survive. Then came the refugees. The Christian Democrats (CDU), Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Left all got caught up in Germany's newfound welcome culture.... Read more
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BBC News
Germany AfD conference: party adopts anti-Islam policyin March, after campaigning against Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to acce
Germany AfD conference: party adopts anti-Islam policy
BBC News / Posted 4 days ago
in March, after campaigning against Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to accept a million migrants in 2015. Mrs Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and other established parties have ruled out going into coalition with AfD. AfD's other proposals... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Germany's Third Largest Party Adopts Anti-Islam Manifesto: Says "Muslims Are Not Welcome In Germany"the AfD has also attracted near-universal condemnation from Germany's major par
Germany's Third Largest Party Adopts Anti-Islam Manifesto: Says "Muslims Are Not Welcome In Germany"
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
the AfD has also attracted near-universal condemnation from Germany's major parties. The general secretary of Merkel's Christian Democrats, Peter Tauber, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "The debates at the party congress show that the AfD... Read more
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DW
German populists AfD adopt anti-Islam manifesto |that has slammed the AfD for its perceived backwardness. Peter Tauber, the Secr
German populists AfD adopt anti-Islam manifesto |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
that has slammed the AfD for its perceived backwardness. Peter Tauber, the Secretary-General of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), told the Bild am Sonntag that their policies were not conservative, just "reactionary," making him... Read more
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DW
Germany's populist AfD party debates Islam as congress continues |force in the country after the conservative CDU/CSU union under Chancellor Ange
Germany's populist AfD party debates Islam as congress continues |
DW / Posted 4 days ago
force in the country after the conservative CDU/CSU union under Chancellor Angela Merkel and the SPD. Both Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) have criticized decisions taken at the AfD congress. CDU General... Read more
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DW
Populist AfD rebrands at party convention |2013 as a euroskeptic answer to the political vacuum that arose to the right of
Populist AfD rebrands at party convention |
DW / Posted 5 days ago
2013 as a euroskeptic answer to the political vacuum that arose to the right of the spectrum as Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) moved more to the left. Since ousting founder Bernd Lucke last summer, the right-wing party has... Read more
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Aljazeera
Germany: 400 arrested at protest against AfD congressis represented in half of Germany's state legislatures. Polls put AfD at 20 pe
Germany: 400 arrested at protest against AfD congress
Aljazeera / Posted 5 days ago
is represented in half of Germany's state legislatures. Polls put AfD at 20 percent in the east, trailing behind Merkel's Christian Democrats, which means that the party is challenging the Social Democrats. The AfD's popularity has climbed to 13... Read more
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DW
Party congress will determine what the AfD really wants |half of Germany's state legislatures. Polls put AfD at 20 percent in the east,
Party congress will determine what the AfD really wants |
DW / Posted 6 days ago
half of Germany's state legislatures. Polls put AfD at 20 percent in the east, trailing behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, which means that the party is challenging the Social Democrats. The AfD's popularity has climbed to 13... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Germany Moves To Ban Refugees From Welfare; Politician Calls For "Islam Law" To Limit Influencethe General Secretary of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister
Germany Moves To Ban Refugees From Welfare; Politician Calls For "Islam Law" To Limit Influence
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
the General Secretary of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), said that Berlin should restrict Turkish financing of mosques in Germany and begin training and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
German conservatives, Greens set for state coalitionBERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) look set to form a
German conservatives, Greens set for state coalition
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) look set to form a state government with the Greens in prosperous southwestern Germany, creating a team that could be a model for a national coalition next year. The two parties have... Read more
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The Star
German conservatives, Greens set for state coalitionBERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) look se
German conservatives, Greens set for state coalition
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) look set to form a state government with the Greens in prosperous southwestern Germany, creating a team that could be a model for a national coalition next year. The two parties... Read more
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DW
Secular state must monitor mosques, says Kauder |is a need for the state to act," Kauder said. "There must be supervision." Kau
Secular state must monitor mosques, says Kauder |
DW / Posted 6 days ago
is a need for the state to act," Kauder said. "There must be supervision." Kauder belongs to Chancellor Angerla Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU). In parliament he heads a joint grouping comprising members of the CDU and the Christian Social... Read more
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DW
Germany begins reforming sex crime law after Cologne |grope at someone's crotch," read a joint statement by women's groups affiliated
Germany begins reforming sex crime law after Cologne |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
grope at someone's crotch," read a joint statement by women's groups affiliated with Germany's two governing parties - the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats. Not far enough Many campaigners argue that even the new reform puts too much... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Hunting Nazis To Their Dying Day: An Interview with Author Andrew Nagorskithat the German chancellor – Kurt Georg Kiesinger – had been a member of the Na
Hunting Nazis To Their Dying Day: An Interview with Author Andrew Nagorski
The Jewish Press / Posted 7 days ago
that the German chancellor – Kurt Georg Kiesinger – had been a member of the Nazi party that she got a press pass to the Christian Democrats’ convention, walked up to the chancellor, and slapped him in the face. Later, as a couple, the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Germany to launch 1 billion-euro discount scheme for electric car buyershas repeatedly urged Germany to help boost demand for electric cars. But lawma
Germany to launch 1 billion-euro discount scheme for electric car buyers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
has repeatedly urged Germany to help boost demand for electric cars. But lawmakers within Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have criticised the idea of subsidising private car sales, as have environmental and taxpayers'... Read more
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DW
Germany’s Green Party: Merkel's unfriendly ally? |would have harmed the refugee deal discussed at the EU-Turkey summit in March,
Germany’s Green Party: Merkel's unfriendly ally? |
DW / Posted 8 days ago
would have harmed the refugee deal discussed at the EU-Turkey summit in March, Özdemir disagreed. "I made a deal with the Christian Democrats that we put it as a joint motion to the floor, to the Bundestag," he said. "And on June 2, after 101... Read more
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dna
'Out means out', German lawmakers warn Britain on Brexitleaders will take place as usual and Britain will not be there," Michael Grosse
'Out means out', German lawmakers warn Britain on Brexit
dna / Posted 9 days ago
leaders will take place as usual and Britain will not be there," Michael Grosse-Broemer, deputy floor leader of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said. He thanked Obama for "making it clear one more time that Britain, also in his view, has an... Read more
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DW
Berlin promotes AfD member to top prosecutor |The city state is electing a new parliament in September, and the mainstream go
Berlin promotes AfD member to top prosecutor |
DW / Posted 10 days ago
The city state is electing a new parliament in September, and the mainstream governing parties the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats are facing a challenge from the AfD. The far-right party recently polled as high as 13 percent and has... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Austrian far-right party's triumph in presidential poll could spell turmoiltime since 1945 that the country’s president has not come from the two centrist
Austrian far-right party's triumph in presidential poll could spell turmoil
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 10 days ago
time since 1945 that the country’s president has not come from the two centrist parties, the social democrats (SPÖ) and the Christian democrats (ÖVP), who barely managed to scramble together a quarter of the vote. Second-placed Alexander Van der... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to ri
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 11 days ago
Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to rising life expectancy. The youth wing of his Christian Democrats separately said the retirement age should gradually rise from 67 to 70 starting in 2030. Germany decided... Read more
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DW
Xenophobia alone will not sustain the AfD |ARD, support for Germany's major political parties is dropping. The Social Demo
Xenophobia alone will not sustain the AfD |
DW / Posted 11 days ago
ARD, support for Germany's major political parties is dropping. The Social Democrats have just 21 percent; Merkel's Christian Democrats are at a five-year low of 33 percent. Populist success story Some observers worry that if the number of... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to ri
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 11 days ago
Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to rising life expectancy. The youth wing of his Christian Democrats separately said the retirement age should gradually rise from 67 to 70 starting in 2030. Germany decided... Read more
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DW
Genocide debate puts Germany in tough spot with Turkey |historians and a couple dozen nations commonly refer to as the Armenian Genocid
Genocide debate puts Germany in tough spot with Turkey |
DW / Posted 12 days ago
historians and a couple dozen nations commonly refer to as the Armenian Genocide. And, if a plan agreed to by the ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, comes to fruition, Germany could soon,... Read more
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Brandon Sun
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to ri
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70
Brandon Sun / Posted 12 days ago
Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to rising life expectancy. The youth wing of his Christian Democrats separately said the retirement age should gradually rise from 67 to 70 starting in 2030. Germany decided... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to ri
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 12 days ago
Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to rising life expectancy. The youth wing of his Christian Democrats separately said the retirement age should gradually rise from 67 to 70 starting in 2030. Germany decided... Read more
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Daily Herald
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to ri
German minister rejects raising retirement age to 70
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Wolfgang Schaeuble recently suggested that working time should be coupled to rising life expectancy. The youth wing of his Christian Democrats separately said the retirement age should gradually rise from 67 to 70 starting in 2030. Germany decided... Read more
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The Local
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Ce
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone
The Local / Posted 12 days ago
33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Centre Party 31.3 34.3 +3.0 Ebba Busch Thor, Christian Democrats 14.6, 18.3, +3.7 Jan Björklund, Liberals 26.4, 28.3, +1.9 Jimmie Åkesson, Sweden Democrats 17.6, 21.2,... Read more
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Reuters
Don't expect German criticism of the ECB to die downbiggest insurers and the CSU has been among Draghi's toughest critics. By joini
Don't expect German criticism of the ECB to die down
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
biggest insurers and the CSU has been among Draghi's toughest critics. By joining the CSU in its criticism, Merkel and her Christian Democrats (CDU) shift the focus from the refugee row and bring the estranged partners closer together again. "The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Don't expect German criticism of the ECB to die downbiggest insurers and the CSU has been among Draghi's toughest critics. By joini
Don't expect German criticism of the ECB to die down
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
biggest insurers and the CSU has been among Draghi's toughest critics. By joining the CSU in its criticism, Merkel and her Christian Democrats (CDU) shift the focus from the refugee row and bring the estranged partners closer together again. "The... Read more
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The Local
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Ce
How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone
The Local / Posted 13 days ago
33.1 29.1 -4.0 Anna Kinberg Batra, Moderates, 32.7, 39.6. +6.9 Annie Lööf, Centre Party 31.3 34.3 +3.0 Ebba Busch Thor, Christian Democrats 14.6, 18.3, +3.7 Jan Björklund, Liberals 26.4, 28.3, +1.9 Jimmie Åkesson, Sweden Democrats 17.6, 21.2,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Swedish government coalition divided as long term problems mounta situation in Swedish politics where it is almost suspect to want to take powe
Swedish government coalition divided as long term problems mount
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
a situation in Swedish politics where it is almost suspect to want to take power," said Ebba Busch Thor, the leader of the Christian Democrats, the smallest and most right-leaning member of the four-party Alliance. "But if we have the chance to do... Read more
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The Star
Swedish government coalition divided as long term problems mounta situation in Swedish politics where it is almost suspect to want to take powe
Swedish government coalition divided as long term problems mount
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
a situation in Swedish politics where it is almost suspect to want to take power," said Ebba Busch Thor, the leader of the Christian Democrats, the smallest and most right-leaning member of the four-party Alliance. "But if we have the chance to do... Read more
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The Local
Swedish politicians back Clinton and shun Trumpall eight parties: the Social Democrats, the Left party, the Greens, the Centre
Swedish politicians back Clinton and shun Trump
The Local / Posted 14 days ago
all eight parties: the Social Democrats, the Left party, the Greens, the Centre party, the Liberals, the Moderates, the Christian Democrats and the Sweden Democrats. “She's a lawyer like myself and is involved in many issues that are important... Read more
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The Local
Why Sweden's defence minister won't back Trumpgeneral tends to be more left-leaning in comparison to the US, even when you in
Why Sweden's defence minister won't back Trump
The Local / Posted 14 days ago
general tends to be more left-leaning in comparison to the US, even when you include parties such as the Moderates and the Christian Democrats, who are both seen as right or centre-right of the middle by the Swedish electorate. Your comments about... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss government opposes more ministersparties. This figure relates to the number of cabinet seats awarded to the Soci
Swiss government opposes more ministers
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
parties. This figure relates to the number of cabinet seats awarded to the Social Democrats, Radicals, People’s Party and Christian Democrats. Parliament decides which individuals from each of the main parties shall become a minister. In 2007,... Read more
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Breitbart
Merkel’s Center-Right Party Joins With Greens And Social Democrats To Block Anti-Immigration AfDand the center-left Social Democrats to freeze out a nationalist party in the e
Merkel’s Center-Right Party Joins With Greens And Social Democrats To Block Anti-Immigration AfD
Breitbart / Posted 15 days ago
and the center-left Social Democrats to freeze out a nationalist party in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt. Merkel’s Christian Democrats came first in last month’s election with nearly 30 percent of the vote. But the upstart Alternative for... Read more
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Rappler
The Scrum: Roxas, Binay and the political machineepic failure repeated itself in 1998, this time with Jose de Venecia, shored up
The Scrum: Roxas, Binay and the political machine
Rappler / Posted 15 days ago
epic failure repeated itself in 1998, this time with Jose de Venecia, shored up by the Lakas-National Union of Christian Democrats, losing to movie actor Joseph Estrada, whose popularity was unbeatable. More recently, in 2010, Gilberto... Read more
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