The Guilfordian

Germany faces problems in forming a coalition

Angela Merkel is the leader of the Christian Democratic Union. Portrait of Angela Merkel (CDU), Chancellor of Germany. Picture taken in february 17, 2011 in the Congress Center, Hamburg By Christoph Braun (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Lana Hetzel, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Germany held federal elections on Sept. 24, and a coalition government has yet to be formed. Germany’s electoral system utilizes a form of proportional representation in which each voter gets two votes, one for a candidate of their choice and the other for a party. Germany’s federal parliament i...