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Election Day in Germany Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

Last Sunday, the 26th of September, was a very big day in Germany. There were three elections and one referendum. When there are these many elections it is called a Superwahljahr (this literally translates to a super-vote-year), which is a whole extra post that you can find here. There was the election for the Berlin…

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Why 2021 Is a “Super Year” for Germany (a Superwahljahr) Posted by on Mar 18, 2021

Germany is in a Superwahljahr (n, super election year). There is a Bundestagswahl (f, Federal Parliament election), sure. But wouldn’t that just make it an election year? What’s super about it? Elections, elections, elections! Germany is a federation, like the United States. This means that each of the 16 German states, called Bundesländer (n, “federal countries”), has its…

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The German Haushaltswoche – Part 1: Record Debt! Posted by on Dec 10, 2020

It’s an exciting week in the German Bundestag (the German legislative body, its lower house of Congress). Earlier this week, German Bundesfinanzminister (secretary of finance) Olaf Scholz presented the Haushaltsentwurf (budget draft) for 2021. The Bundesregierung (federal government) has agreed; now it’s time for the Bundestag to follow suit. But before that happens, they have four days to…

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Four important facts about the federal election in Germany Posted by on Sep 22, 2013

Polling locations were open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Today the citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany elected the 18th Bundestag, Germany’s parliament. About 60 million Germans were entitled to vote.   1. Who has the right to vote? Every German citizen who has turned 18 is allowed to vote. But also Germans…

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Was passiert in Deutschland? – What’s up in Germany? Posted by on Feb 13, 2013

Although there is no top news from Germany these days, I want to give you an overview of what is happening over here and what people have to deal with. Mixed with a little vocabulary training, this should help you to be up to date considering German affairs. Benedikt  XVI. tritt zurück (resigns). Although this…

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