Person of the Day
Not My Chancellor
A protester – one of many – holds a sign reading, "Not my mommy," the nickname for Angela Merkel who won a fourth term as Germany's chancellor on Sunday but whose party lost voters to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany and the pro-business FDP.
Picture of the Day
Stay Open a While
Alongside the election, Berliners also voted on whether Tegel, the northern airport, should stay open. Given the lengthy delays and billions overspent on a new airport, perhaps it is not surprising that 56 percent voted to keep TXL in a non-binding referendum.
Graph of the Day
The next parliament
After Sunday's election, lengthy coalition talks are expected and many combinations look possible on Monday. Early surprises: rumors are afloat that the CSU might not work with the CDU, its sister party – like the the Social Democrats, which will not join a coalition with Chancellor Merkel's party.
Quote of the Day
No longer a member of this club
The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany is known for its infighting but even the party's politicians were shocked when its co-chair Frauke Petry, who got elected in her constituency in Saxony, declined to join the AfD's parliamentary group in the new legislative period.