Germany Hosts Pivotal Government Elections

Following the announcement of the retirement of Angela Merkel, Germany held a federal election on September 26, 2021, the first without its Chancellor in almost 16 years. According to the Guardian Germany uses a system in which voters cast two votes, one directly for a representative and another for a party.

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Merkel Will Not Seek Re-Election Following Huge Election Losses

 
Germany’s mammoth political leader, Angela Merkel, announced on October 29 that she will not seek re-election as German Chancellor in 2021. Merkel also stated that she would step down as the head of her political party, the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), at its conference in December.

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