German parliament OK's emergency measure allowing online nominations

With coronavirus cases surging nationwide, the German parliament has approved an emergency mechanism that would allow political parties to diverge from the normal rules on choosing their candidates for election.Federal elections are due later next year, and the mechanism would enable parties to bypass a rule that requires them to hold a conference to nominate their candidates.It would mean the nomination of candidates could take place without an in-person meeting, instead using electronic means or postal vote.The mechanism can be invoked by the Interior Ministry in cases of a natural disaster …

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