After 16 years, Germany’s Social Democrats finally beat Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in September polls. If a left-led government comes in power, will it change much in the EU?
Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and visit Israel's national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem.
Germany has slipped into a period of political unpredictability after the Social Democrats’ narrow win in general elections left it facing a rival claim to power from outgoing Chancellor Merkel’s conservative camp.
The German vote produced the most fragmented parliament in the country’s history, a clear sign that some are clamouring for change. But it also shows reluctance to steer too radically from convention.
Despite getting its worst-ever result in a federal contest, the Union bloc says it too would reach out to smaller parties to discuss forming a government, while Angela Merkel stays on in a caretaker role until a successor is sworn in.
Both Social democrats (SPD) and CDU/CSU bloc on track for 25 percent of vote in German election, exit polls showed.
Angela Merkel’s words ‘we can manage this’ during the 2015 refugee crisis cemented one of her most significant legacies: the EU’s approach to migration. Years later, however, the policy is so explosive her successors avoid even broaching the subject.
First and second-generation migrants are running for the Bundestag in the German elections on September 26, trying to appeal to the country’s increasingly diverse voter demographics and reverse under-representation.
A full 42 percent of viewers say Social Democratic Party’s Scholz, who is also Germany’s vice chancellor, won the debate, with Christian Democratic Union’s Laschet lagging with 27 percent and Greens’ Baerbock at 25 percent.
Recent polls reveal the likelihood of a three-way coalition as no party is expected to emerge with an absolute majority from the upcoming general elections.
Recent polls show the race for the federal election on September 26 are heating up as current Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party loses popularity for the first time in 15 years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Kiev to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an ally she has supported in conflict with pro-Russia separatists but has also disappointed him with her appetite for Russian gas.
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