Germany is undergoing a sea change after sixteen years with Angela Merkel as chancellor — but what’s next for the country’s youngest politicians, fresh from winning seats in the Bundestag? Kassem Taher Saleh, of the Green Party, and Ria Schröder of the liberal FDP, are just two of the new, eager MPs who must learn to navigate the complex workings of Berlin’s capital and the Bundestag itself.
From setting up new apartments to impressing parliamentary colleagues, it’s a lot for anyone to take on in one go. That’s why DW’s reporters — Leonie von Hammerstein and Florian Nusch — follow these “cub” legislators on their first forays in Berlin, asking them what changes they hope to bring into the Bundestag. Join us for this exclusive shade into the lives of Germany’s rising political stars, only on DW.