How Germany chooses its chancellor
At the start of an election campaign the big parties field their candidates for the top job. But it’s not a done deal until the new parliament, the Bundestag, votes him or her in. DW explains how it works.
German election: A guide to possible coalitions for Berlin’s new government
No party is likely to emerge with an absolute majority from September’s general election. Here’s an overview of who might go with whom for the next government.
Germany’s political parties — what you need to know
Here’s a look at Germany’s political parties — CDU, CSU, SPD, AfD, FDP, Left party, Greens — who they are and what they want.