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The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis (Picture: Sage Journals)
Monday, July 11, 2022
The 2021 federal German election: A gender and intersectional analysis
On 26 September 2021, Germans elected the 20th Bundestag. This election was special in many ways. The article analyses the electoral campaign, voting behaviour, turnout, and the formation of a new coalition government by using a gender and...
Susanne Hennig-Wellsow is stepping down after leading the Left party for a little over a year - DW
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Germany: Left party leader Hennig-Wellsow steps down
A little over a year after taking over the leadership of the Left party, Susanne Hennig-Wellsow is stepping down, citing private reasons and a need for party renewal. She also criticized the party's handling of sexism. The co-leader of Germany's...
Claudia Roth
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.  This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th...
Diversity in the Bundestag - Credits: UK in a Changing Europe
Friday, January 14, 2022
Diversity in the Bundestag
By Sophie Stowers When it comes to diversity in the Bundestag, last year’s federal elections in Germany produced the most diverse parliament in the country’s history. The 2021-2025 Bundestag contains a record number (83) of parliamentarians from...
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet - Copyright: Women’s Agenda
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
New Chancellor appoints Germany’s first gender-equal cabinet
Germany’s new government will have more women in its cabinet than ever before, with incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz appointing 8 women and 8 men as ministers. With Angela Merkel leaving her role as Chancellor, it is the first time in 16 years...
The Bundestag on October, 25, 2021. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP - Inter-Parliamentary Union)
Friday, November 12, 2021
New German Parliament is younger and more female
As the new German Bundestag sits for the first time on 26 October, IPU data shows that it has more women MPs and that the number of young MPs has significantly increased compared with the previous legislature elected in 2017. IPU Parline data shows...
REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
Monday, October 11, 2021
Two transgender women win seats in German parliament
BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday's national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which...
The new Bundestag is larger than ever, but the number of female parliamentarians is disappointingly low
Monday, October 11, 2021
The Bundestag could use more women
Just over one-third of the members in Germany's newly elected parliament are women. That's troubling — and not at all representative of our society, DW's Melina Grundmann writes. A chart showing the proportion of women in each party in Germany's new...
AP news
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm...
DW
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Germany: Annalena Baerbock becomes prime target of sexist hate speech
Threats against politicians have sharply risen ahead of September's general elections. The leading candidate to replace Angela Merkel has rapidly become the prime target for misogyny, vitriol, and fake news. It's been barely three weeks since ...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Never say die? German bill using feminine word forms sparks row
Germany’s justice ministry has sparked an argument over gender and language by drafting a bill that uses only feminine endings, giving some the impression that it applies only to women. Legal texts in Germany usually use the masculine version of...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Germany targets gender gap with quotas for business and politics
Germany is pushing to narrow the gender gap with new targets aimed at increasing the role of women in board rooms and in the country’s largest political party. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal that would increase...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The secret to Germany’s COVID-19 success: Angela Merkel is a scientist
Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of the mind.” As misinformation proliferates and lines between fact and fiction are routinely and nonchalantly...
Monday, November 12, 2018
In German politics, women still have a long way to go
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women's suffrage. But there's still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics. At a recent conference of Germany's Christian...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
German SPD chief vows women to get half of party cabinet jobs
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Parliamentary Elections in Germany
On September 22, 62 million Germans will be asked to vote for the members of the Bundestag or Germany’s lower house. From a total of 622 seats, 204 are currently occupied by women (32.90%). Although quotas in Germany are not mandatory by law, some...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Merkel: Role model for women the world over
Angela Merkel is riding high. As she returns from holiday to hit the campaign trail for the German elections, she is not only her country’s most popular leader for a generation, but arguably the most respected politician in the world. How has this...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Merkel's road to a third term could be rocky, Germany
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...

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