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August 18, 2005

Germany's election

Germany’s supreme court in Karlsruhe has heard an appeal by two members of parliament from the ruling coalition - Jelena Hoffmann of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Werner Schulz of the Greens – against the federal president, Horst Köhler’s, decision to allow the dissolution of parliament after Chancellor Gerhard Schröder had finagled the Bundestag into a vote of no confidence in his government on 1 July 2005.

Michael Naumann,
Chief Editor and Publisher of Germany’s influential weekly Die Zeit reports on Germany's momentous 18 September election in a new and exciting blog.

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