New Bundestag Convenes for Opening Session
In This Photo: Angela Merkel
Newly-elected Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble (C) receives the congratulations of colleagues shortly after he was elected at the opening session of the new Bundestag on October 24, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Today's is the first session since German federal elections in September. The new Bundestag is markedly different from the previous one, as instead of four parties the new parliament contains six, including approximately 90 parliamentarians of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD). Meanwhile the German Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the German Greens Party (Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen) are continuing their negotiations for forming a government coalition.
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