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German elections Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 15:46 GMT 16:46 UK
At a glance: German election coverage
All you need to know about Europe's most important election.

Gerhard Schr┐der Schr┐der grabs the centre ground
Sixteen years ago Gerhard Schr┐der shook the steel gates of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's official residence and shouted "Let me in!" Now he finally has his chance.

Gerhard Schr┐der Schr┐der on 'historic' election
German Social Democrat leader [SPD] Gerhard Schr┐der pledged on Sunday to fight mass unemployment and gave the reasons for his victory over German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Kohl steps into history books
As Helmut Kohl bows out of office, it is the end of an era in German politics.

Kohl concedes defeat
Helmut Kohl, the chancellor that ruled Germany for the last 16 years, conceded defeat and resigned as chairman of the CDU.



Greens negotiate a path to power
The Green Party's common-sense manifesto conceals the party's internal disarray and the challenges ahead.



Green party: Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer offers German voters the pragmatic face of the Green party.



The great European love triangle
There are concerns in France that its loyal ally, Germany, may be seeking a new relationship with the United Kingdom.



Disquiet on the eastern front
Helmut Kohl opened doors between Germany and its eastern neighbours - and their reaction to his departure has been mixed.







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