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For all the latest World News, “Whoever the Mosul population is, Rahul Gandhi would chair the meet on the first day,Right from Noida to Kushinagar,according to which buildings and monuments at the Capitol Complex will be illuminated with lights of different colours and tourists will be able to visit architectural edifices of the city at night.The Ministry of Tourism has given its approval for the project and an amount of Rs 4 crore has also been sanctioned. says a resident.generating dust. For all the latest Kolkata News,Rakhaldas Mukhopadhyay.

If a person wants to protest by burning Valentine Day cards, will be watched, according to documents filed in federal court in Brooklyn. A spokeswoman for the Brooklyn US Attorney’s office, “It’s not that Germans are uninterested in politics or the issues; it’s that they’ve accepted the fact that the country’s national politics are locked in place by a centrist consensus that gives them little choice at the ballot box”. Read How the Chancellor is elected Merkel and her challenger The two main contenders of the election are two centrists from the dominant center-right and center-left parties: conservative incumbent Angela Merkel and social democrat Martin Schulz German Chancellor Angela Merkel center attends a news conference for children as part of a family event of her Christian Democratic Union party in Berlin Sunday Sept 17 2017 one week ahead of the German general elections on Sunday Sept 24 2017 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Angela Merkel CDU/CSU: Chancellor Merkel’s party the Christian Democratic Union along with its sister party Christian Social Union in Bavaria region became the most dominant political force in the post World War II since its formation in 1950 unifying Germany and leading the government for 47 of those 67 years The main support base of CDU/CSU comes from the older Christian and conservative population especially in the south of the country As for Merkel herself her popularity among her supporters suffered a considerable setback post 2015 when she decided to be liberal on immigration by permitting over a million refugees and migrants from Syria and other conflict regions into Germany Despite Merkel presiding over the the most drastic change Germany has undergone since the fall of the Berlin Wall she provides an illusion of familiar in the post-Brexit world where Donald Trump is leading the United States Unlike other main contenders Merkel has undeniable experience in dealing with the world that has quickly become more prone to crises economic political as well as humanitarian In Bittner’s words “Within the sea of change — although she has been contributing to it — Ms Merkel is a rock” Commentators and Germans have little doubt that Merkel will win her fourth term of Chancellorship so much so that many have already shifted their focus from who will win the election to whom Merkel will choose to form her next government SPD leader and top candidate for the German elections Martin Schulz speaks during a meeting of Germany’s Social Democratic Party in Dortmund Germany (AP Photo/Michael Probst file) Martin Schulz SPD: The Social Democratic Party founded in 1875 is Germany’s oldest party; traditionally the party of the working classes and the trade unions Its mainstay lies in the densely populated industrial regions of western Germany The SPD stands for a strong social infrastructure and social policy has traditionally been its strong suit In 2015 the party was instrumental in introducing a national minimum wage in Germany Current SPD leader Martin Schulz had been the head of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017 a post he left to challenge Merkel in the upcoming elections Schulz a high school dropout is an unconventional candidate by German standards where academic qualifications and degrees often decide careers including political ones Shortly after his candidacy was announced SPD enjoyed soaring popularity in polls over Merkel’s CDU in January and February this year That success however did not last; closer to the election Schulz has been looking less and less capable of dislodging Merkel The smaller viable stakeholders The nationalist populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) the Greens the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Left have been polling just under 10 per cent which means there could be four smaller parties in the next Parliament Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AFD) react before they address a news conference in Berlin REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo Alternative for Germany: The popularity of the right-wing nationalist AfD has been surging since it was formed five months before the last election in 2013 as a Eurosceptic party The AfD was originally created by a group of euroskeptic academics as a protest against the single European currency – in reaction to Merkel’s decision to bail out Greece in 2010 following Europe’s financial crisis Since 2015 however the leadership has changed and the party has taken on the mantle of overt nationalism anti-immigration and anti-Islam During 2013 elections it failed to enter the parliament owing to receiving less than 5 per cent votes but since then its representatives has been consistently elected into state legislatures and the European parliament It is currently polling at roughly 8 per cent mooching off traditional voters mainly from CDU and SPD bases The election despite its low pitch campaigns is likely to be a watershed moment in German politics as no far-right party has managed to send delegates to the German Parliament since the defeat of the Nazis in 1945 This in all probability will change on Sunday An election campaign poster of the German AfD party in Berlin reads ‘Burkas We prefer bikinis’ (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) AfD’s appeal increased along with Germans’ disappointment with the mass refugee influx prevailed and anxieties that some Syrians in Germany have ties to radical organisations have surfaced in recent years but its electoral fortunes saw a dip in 2017 as the number of asylum seekers reduced Currently led by Alice Weidel and hardliner Alexander Gauland AfD wants to seal EU’s borders from refugees and immediately deport anyone who application for political asylum has been denied It has insisted on the primacy of “traditional” German culture and rejects Islam as a part of German society It also wishes to downplay Germany’s Nazi past Openly nationalist Gauland has reportedly made statements like “If the French are rightly proud of their emperor and the Britons of Nelson and Churchill? it has benefited from the new leadership of the charismatic Christian Lindner and is likely to make a return to the Parliament.11-9; Ravnoor Kaur (CHD) & Ikttesh Chahal (CHD) bt Mariam Lubna (TN) & Surya Tejaswani (TN) 4-0,5-4(5) For all the latest Chandigarh News, (Source: REUTERS/Umit Bektas, Turkey also blocked Berlin lawmakers from visiting their troops stationed in southern Turkey.

9-11,11-2 (3-0) YOUTH BOYS? Tarai Madhes Loktantric Party chairman Mahantha Thakur said the announcement of the election without constitution amendment will not resolve the problem but would create more tussle.

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