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Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Our democracy is as strong as we make it

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged the people of Germany to address tensions in society by engaging with each other.

  • Christoph Strack
  • DW

The country must not be allowed to drift apart, he says in his annual Christmas speech.

Political and societal dissent in Germany have grown louder and more intense in 2018.

There is much talk of social division, of alienation between politicians and ordinary people.

Many express anger, especially on so-called “social” media, where there’s often no real interest in debate or a…

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