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Bundestag election in Germany on 24 September 2017

The results of the 2017 Bundestag election are ambivalent. Both major parties lost support. Of the small parties, FDP and AfD were able to mobilize support, while The Greens and The Left barely experienced notable changes. The CDU/CSU union performed best, thus constituting the largest faction with the mandate to form a government – which was nothing to be taken for granted after 12 years in power. Two options are conceivable politically: a Grand Coalition and a so-called “Jamaica coalition” consisting of the Union, FDP and The Greens, as currently governs in Schleswig-Holstein. more…

Country Reports | October 12, 2017

The federal election of September 24, 2017

Despite severe losses the two Christian democratic parties attained important strategic goals. They remained as the strongest political forces in Germany. There is no winning coalition without them possible and Angela Merkel will be Germany’s next chancellor. The Social democrats lost more than five percentage points and gained 20.5 per cent of the votes. This is the worst result the Social democrats got in an election since the foundation of the Federal Republic. more…

September 29, 2017


The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is recruiting a Program Manager for the Rule of Law Program Middle East & North Africa. DEADLINE: 15.09.2017 more…

September 12, 2017

Financial Crisis in Lebanon

Lebanon is living financial crisis conditions, which may turn into a full-fledged crisis affecting the Lebanese Lira’s exchange rate and the banking sector unless appropriate and specific actions are soon implemented by the authorities. more…

Country Reports | August 30, 2017

Prerogatives in Municipal councils

On the 20 and 21st of July 2017 the Observatory for Public Administration and Good Governance in Saint Joseph University Beirut organized in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation a workshop on achieving efficiency and effectiveness in local administrations. more…

Event Reports | July 20, 2017