The Greens (Die Gruene) have been consistently ranked third in opinion polls in recent months ahead of the German general election.
Led by Juergen Trittin, a former environment minister, and Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the surprise winner of the party's primaries, the party is eyeing a red-green coalition with the Socialists.
Here are some important facts about the candidate:
Juergen Trittin - Co-leader of the Green's parliamentary group alongside Katrin Goering-Eckardt.
- 1980: Joined the Greens
- 1998-2005: Environment minister
More top news
Astronauts arriving for their new mission hug the crew on arrival at the International Space Station.
50 five-foot-high Shaun the Sheep sculptures designed by well-known artists and celebs installed across London.
Women, including victims of human trafficking are missing out on care because of confusion over 'health tourists', a charity has warned.