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German Elections

Berlin, Germany
24 September 2017

Germans go to the polls on 24 September 2017 to elect the members of the 19th Bundestag.

Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a fourth term in office. She currently leads a grand coalition of the CDU/CSU and SPD but the Greens believe they could be the new power brokers for Germany’s next government.

In March 2017, the SPD chose Martin Shulz, the former President of the European Parliament, as their leader and chancellor candidate. Support for the SPD initially increased but the CDU has since regained its lead with polls generally showing a lead over the SPD. 


In May 2017 the SPD lost control of the major state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the recent regional elections.

Coverage:

For accreditation:
CDU HQ - +49 30 220700
SPD HQ - +49 30 259910

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Pleas be aware that the elections are taking place on the same day as the Berlin Marathon. Movement around the city is expected to be severely hampered by the Marathon. Please ensure that you leave enough time to arrive at the feedpoint. Underground and S-bahn public transport is recommended by the Berlin Authorities. Please consult this map for the nearest stations to the various feedpoints.

General Accreditation online (not for Party HQ): The federal Press Office http://www.akkreditierung.bundesregierung.de

Operation:

EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities onsite:

Facilities:

  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts with backdrop of the Reichstag
  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts at CDU party HQ
  • HD/SD Standup position for Live programme inserts at SPD party HQ
  • HD/SD Standup FLEX IP Hybrid position for Live programme inserts at the Brandenburg gate*
  • HD/SD Playout
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network


*Wherever Internet connectivity is part of the services offered by EBU/Eurovision, the user understands and agrees that EBU/Eurovision doesn’t guarantee the quality and reliability of the Internet connectivity component part of the services. By booking such services, the user understands and agrees that it expressly waives all rights and/or claims against EBU/Eurovision with respect to the Internet connectivity component part of such services.

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