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Today we’re launching a special mini-series of articles to help you understand what shapes the general election in Germany this Sunday, September 26.

We will explain the quirks of the German electoral system – this is very unusual – and look at the legacy of Angela Merkel’s long tenure in charge.

After the deadly floods in Germany in July and an early push by the Greens in the polls, what impact will climate change have on the vote?

We will be posting a new article at 1 p.m. CEST daily as the election approaches. To receive a notification for each of our publications, download the Euronews application. It is available on both Apple and Android devices.

After a massive victory in the 2017 election, the far-right party is just a footnote this time around.

Read the article.

2. Explanation: How does the German electoral system work?

It can be complicated to understand. So here we break it down and explain how the German electoral system works.

Read the article.

3. Olaf Scholz is back in force by making fewer mistakes than his rivals

Scholz could be on the verge of leading the SDP to its first electoral victory since 2002.

Read the article.

4. Don’t Look Back on Angela: How Merkel Shaped Germany

Angela Merkel will step down after the September elections in Germany. After 16 years in power, how will she be remembered?

Release: 1 p.m. CEST, Thursday September 23.

5. How the deadly floods in Germany made climate change a key electoral issue

German voters want to see more than lip service paid to the problem of global warming.

Release: 1 p.m. CEST, Friday September 24.

6. Deprived of their rights and ignored, the Turks of Germany remain an island

Germany has the second largest political representation of minorities in Europe, with only 14 of the more than 700 federal lawmakers of Turkish origin.

Release: 1 p.m. CEST, Saturday September 25.


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