24th Mar 2023


Last German polls confirm Merkel's lead

Two days ahead of German federal elections on Sunday, Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU party is credited with 36% of voting intentions, well ahead of Martin Schulz's SPD (21.5%). The far-right AfD party follows with 11%, ahead of the liberal FDP (10%). This would leave only two possible coalitions: CDU/CSU with SPD, or a so-called Jamaica coalition between the CDU/CSU, the FDP and the Greens, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper explains.

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Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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