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    Adding “as right rises” to the headline is great by putting a new, forward spin on the story.

    Now the text needs to catch up, by incorporating into the lede what’s now in the sixth paragraph — that the big winner was right-wing Alternative für Deutschland.

    I’d suggest double-barreling the lede something like this:
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose open-door refugee policy played a role in winning a fourth consecutive term, faces the tricky task of building a ruling coalition amid the rise of a nationalist, anti-Islam party.

    The story deserves a write-through. And while we’re at it, we should change the date from Sept. 25 to today.

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      thanks pete, agreed and have updated. cheers

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    Please can everyone updating this story be careful when deleting text close to the embedded tweet?

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    I think prohably you meant ‘upset’ rather than ‘upstart’ for the AfD suprise showing in the election?

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      Also, thank you for catching those extra words, great spot! With regard to the “upset” v “upstart”: I didn’t think the AfD’s showing were particularly upsetting (read, surprising), since most pollsters had them at about 9-11%. But they were the election’s upstart, given the way in which they appealed to voters. Happy to discuss further if you feel this isn’t an accurate depiction.

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    Hello. Why are we saying in par 2 ‘It was one of……….?’ Is it not better to say ‘worst since 1949’? http://wahl.tagesschau.de/wahlen/2017-09-24-BT-DE/index.shtml

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      Hi Clive. Thanks for the suggestion, we’ll take it into account.

      Thanks for your suggested headline but we’ve decided to stick with “Merkel works on new direction for Germany as right rises”.

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        Hi George. The headline suggestion wasn’t from me – I think it’s from Pete in the comment below mine.

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          Hi Clive, my apologies. The story’s “Edit History” shows that you reverted the headline back to what Pete Young had suggested, which after input from Peter Bale, we decided to change to the current headline. Apologies for the confusion.

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    Good day, all. I’d like to offer a couple of thoughts on this headline.
    “Report: What are the implications of Germany’s 2017 federal elections?”

    Using “Report” at the start of the he’d suggests that there’s, well, some kind of report that we’re citing. That doesn’t seem to be the case here, so what’s the purpose of saying “Report”? Is it that we’re signaling that we’re reporting on this topic? At the very least, this word is superfluous throat-clearing; at worst, it suggests we’re citing something (a report of some kind) that doesn’t exist and damages our credibility.

    “What are the implications of Germany’s 2017 federal elections?” OK, says the reader, I’ll bite: What ARE the implications?

    The answer is buried 15 paragraphs down:
    “Probably the most significant and likely consequence of yesterday’s vote is its detrimental impact on Merkel’s ability to steer the German government, according to an expert on German politics.”

    If this is what the story means, then it should be the lead.

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      I’m not convinced on the “Report” either. Regarding the title, would changing it to “Germany’s federal election results and their implications” suffice?

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        Hi, George. I’d suggest something more definitive, such as “Merkel’s weaker election margin threatens control of Germany’s direction”

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          Sounds good – thanks.

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    George – my last edit, although minor seems to have changed the format of the elections result chart. though I don’t how. if so, my apologies. let me know what happened for my edification.

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      Hi Kevin. Already fixed. My guess is that you unwittingly erased some of the HTML code of the embedded tweet. For future reference, be careful deleting content directly before or after embedded tweets. `

      But if this happens again, simply go to “Edit Story” –>
      click on the “Text” box, which you can find on the top-right corner above the written content –->

      this will display the story in HTML format –>

      find and delete the corrupted embedded tweet –>

      replace corrupted embedded tweet with new embedded tweet

      I realise this isn’t exactly the most straightforward explanation, so we will be uploading a “How to” video shortly

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        Thanks, George. I was using a tablet. Won’t use it in the future, only laptop from here on in. Again my apologies for that.

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