The German Constitutional Court ('Bundesverfassungsgericht') has just decided (German source) that the voting machines used for the German parliamentary elections of 2005 were not in line with democratic standards, especially the publicity of the counting.
This means that for the 2009 elections - European Parliament in June and Bundestag (the German parliament) in September - voting machines cannot be used.
(via Spiegel Online)
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