German politics and Latin America: What's there in the Bundestag election for the sub-continent?
Observers in Latin America follow with great care the recent developments in German politics. The outcome of the federal elections, as well as the new government coalition that will be negotiated as result can influence the relations vis-à-vis the region, sub-regions, as well as the bilateral relations with countries in Latin America.
Election results and the new (still to come) government
Nearly 47 million German nationals voted in the general election to the 19th term of Bundestag (a turnout of 76.2 per cent), a four-years mandate that began on October 24th. The big news is the third position of the extreme-rightist Alternative for Germany (AfD), with 12.6 per cent of votes.
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