German's head for the polls: What's at stake and who are the candidates? - DW News.

Voters across Germany are casting their votes in a national election that will decide who succeeds Angela Merkel as chancellor. It's one of the most uncertain German elections in living memory, with opinion polls too close to call.
Many Germans have left their decision of which party to vote for until the very last moment. Others have already made their choice via postal ballot. The latest opinion polls show the center-left Social Democrats and their chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz with a slight lead over Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, led by Armin Laschet. Meanwhile, the environment-focused Green Party, with Annalena Baerbock, is expected to come third, but could play a decisive role in forming a coalition.
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has cast his ballot in Berlin. Early this morning, he called on all Germans who are eligible to vote to cast their ballots, saying every vote counts, and adding that those who do not vote are allowing others to make their decisions for them. The German presidency is a mainly ceremonial position. But the president does have an important role after the election, swearing in the new chancellor and cabinet.

Subscribe: www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1

For more news go to: www.dw.com/en/
Follow DW on social media:
►Facebook: www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/
►Twitter: twitter.com/dwnews
►Instagram: www.instagram.com/dwnews
Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch

#GermanElection #GermanyVotes #Germany

Watch video on channel "DW News"
Rise in pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19 - COVID-19 Special.

Rise in pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19 - COVID-19 Special.

In Africa, images of magnetised arms after getting the jab are circulating. False information like this might be one reason why expecting mothers don't get innoculated. In Europe and America, many expectant mothers are also reluctant to get the ja...

India celebrates one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses - DW News.

India celebrates one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses - DW News.

India has administered 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, officials said on Thursday. The new figure marks a milestone for the South Asian country, where the delta variant fueled a devastating wave of the virus earlier this year. Arou...

Bleak winter ahead: Who’s to blame for Europe’s energy crisis? - To The Point.

Bleak winter ahead: Who’s to blame for Europe’s energy crisis? - To The Point.

The prices of petroleum products and natural gas are exploding worldwide. Will there be an energy crisis? And will Europe become dependent on Russian gas? Our guests: Christoph Burger (ESMT University Berlin), Malte Kreutzfeldt (TAZ), Thierry Bros...

Coalition talks in Germany: How can the Greens get together with the Liberals and Social Democrats?.

Coalition talks in Germany: How can the Greens get together with the Liberals and Social Democrats?.

With divergent platforms and a promise to have a new government before Christmas, the Social Democrats, Greens, and business-focused Free Democrats have their work cut out for them. Nearly a month after Germany's federal election, official coaliti...

Housing crisis in China: Evergrande shares tank after re-entering trade - DW News.

Housing crisis in China: Evergrande shares tank after re-entering trade - DW News.

Shares in struggling Chinese developer Evergrande tanked more than 12 percent as it resumed trading in Hong Kong... share trading had been suspended for 17 days to allow the planned sale of its property services arm. Evergrande is the world's most...