Germany - Free Democrats NPR's Guy Raz in Berlin profiles Germany's Free Democratic party, a small party that could play an important role in forming the country's next coalition government after general elections next month. The Free Democrats are known for their liberal views and laissez-faire economic policies, but historically, the party has had nationalist elements, as well. In recent months, a leading Free Democrat has awakened old populist ghosts, making the mainstream parties nervous about including the Free Democrats in a coalition.
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NPR's Guy Raz in Berlin profiles Germany's Free Democratic party, a small party that could play an important role in forming the country's next coalition government after general elections next month. The Free Democrats are known for their liberal views and laissez-faire economic policies, but historically, the party has had nationalist elements, as well. In recent months, a leading Free Democrat has awakened old populist ghosts, making the mainstream parties nervous about including the Free Democrats in a coalition.