Sun Sep 4th, 2005 at 05:24:20 PM EST
promoted by Jerome. See below for the analysis of the aftermath and some polls. Thanks to the German crew for the commentary!
Tonight, starting at 20:30 CET, there will be a 90 minutes live debate between Chancellor Schröder and contender Angela Merkel. The debate will be shown on four big German TV stations, ARD, ZDF, RTL and Sat.1, with one moderator from each station. According to polls, almost 70% of Germans intend to watch this debate. The election is in two weeks, September 18.
Want to watch?
Links to live streaming video of the debate:
* Tagesschau (ARD)
Live-blogging and fact checking by the parties:
Articles in English:
* Schröder, Merkel to Face Off in TV Debate (Deutsche Welle)
* TV debates around the world (Deutsche Welle)