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Party to join Social Democrats and Greens in negotiations — first such combination in nation’s postwar history
Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats unveil policy paper ahead of formal coalition talks
A fraying international order requires Berlin to assume more responsibility for European security
Co-leader Jörg Meuthen loses power struggle with hardliners
Longstanding chancellor accused of neglecting CDU and losing support of party’s rightwing
Departure would come after party’s worst election result and as rivals start coalition talks
Two rivals who became kingmakers are both eyeing Berlin’s finance ministry
Social Democrat starts three-way talks to bridge divisions with Free Democrats and Greens
Greens and liberals willing to explore deal with election winner Scholz that would shut out Merkel’s CDU
Two books written by Germans assess the final days of the Third Reich — and the rebuilding of a newly divided nation
Centre-left is in coalition talks in Germany and Nordics but fails to attract young voters
Lessons learnt from its 20th century history have helped it to avoid the perils of populism
Traditionally dominant SPD and CDU must woo Greens and liberals to form next government
Large numbers of under-25s deserted the once dominant SPD and CDU in Germany’s election
Centre-left parties across the continent are studying the SPD playbook for tips
Bosses look to new kingmakers — Greens and Free Democrats — to push for a more modern and greener economy
Two parties with stark differences on tax and debt are starting ‘pre-talks about talks’ to forge new coalition
Whoever forms the next government is going to come under popular pressure to act on climate policy
Whatever the coalition talks muster, a revolutionary spirit is in the making in Germany.
Social Democrat aimed his campaign at voters who wanted more of qualities they saw in outgoing chancellor
Scholz pulls off victory but smaller parties hold the key to power
As Laschet and Scholz vie for a coalition mandate, the Greens and the Liberals prepare to talk directly
Greens and liberals aim to bridge differences in search of coalition deal with Scholz or Laschet
Accord between Greens and liberal FDP will determine who governs the eurozone’s largest economy
Social Democrats win on night as parties head for coalition talks