Monday, 23 September 2013

German elections - see our recommended sites.

 German citizens went to the polls at the weekend
here are some recommended links for keeping up to date
The BBC has a good introductory guide for beginners to German elections, candidates and the electoral system.
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies has some basic introduction and discussion.

Official results can be obtained from the Federal returning office
The site also has  legislation and laws relating to the elections.

News services.
Yahoo Germany has up to date news stories and analysis
Tagesschau - news service produced on behalf of on behalf of the German public-service television network ARD.
BR news. Bayerischer Rundfunk [Bavarian Broadcasting]
Speigel Coverage 
Die Welt coverage

Financial Times 
The Economist blog encourages you to build your own coalition.
Wall Street journal has an interactive stream with updates.

Robert Schuman European Elections Monitor
German Federal Agency for Civic Education - the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung has a good site with information and news.  It includes a wahl o mat - an example of an interactive tool designed to inform the electorate who to decide who to vote for
Forschungsgruppe Wahlen e.V. wahl analysis
Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg

ZDF politbarometer polls
ARD polls

Further links
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Politische Bildung has developed an information website which also hasa great set of links to explore.

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