Germany goes to the polls to elect a new parliament on 24 September, thereby setting the nation’s political course for the next four years. Favorites to win are the Christian Democrats with their candidate Angela Merkel.
A day before the general election, on 23 September, Deutsche Welle will broadcast special series of programs on the subject of democracy.
The TV duel is a highlight of our overall election coverage. In this program, both chancellor candidates Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz meet face-to-face for the first and only time in the campaign.
This historical documentary argues that Germany’s first democracy didn’t have to fail. Gustav Stresemann became chancellor when the young Weimar Republic was plunged into chaos in the year of crises 1923.
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