Where Do They Stand? A Quick Guide to Germany's Political Parties

Is the CDU, SPD, FDP and CSU just alphabet soup to you? SPIEGEL ONLINE has put together a quick overview of Germany's political parties to help you navigate our coverage from Berlin.
The Reichstag in Berlin is home to Germany's parliament. We've explained the alphabet soup that is the German political party system.

The Reichstag in Berlin is home to Germany's parliament. We've explained the alphabet soup that is the German political party system.

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