From Black to Orange SPIEGEL ONLINE's Guide to German Political Parties

Germany's political landscape used to be simple. In recent years, however, the emergence of smaller parties have mixed things up. With Germans preparing to go to the polls this autumn, SPIEGEL ONLINE has assembled a brief guide to the political parties worth watching.
The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin.

The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin.

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