New Bundestag Convenes for Opening Session
In This Photo: Frauke Petry
Frauke Petry (C), formerly of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) and now an independent, attends 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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