Germany used to be the locomotive of Europe - but is now slowing economically. Many believe the Chancellor and her coalition are responsible for the downturn.
"Wherever it is necessary": New Christian Democratic Union chairman Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer signals break with Chancellor Angela Merkel over the future direction of the of the party.
There are twelve applicants for Angela Merkel's job. The CDU will now organise an internal election to determine who will lead Germany's conservative political wing for the years to come.
Angela Merkel was Germany's first-ever female chancellor, and she remained so for over 13 years. Not only will she be a major chapter in Germany's history books, but she rose to become one of the world's most influential leaders of the last decade.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative sister party, the Christian Social Union, which lost its majority in the Bavarian state parliament in Sunday's election, promises to back political stability in Berlin.
Counting began on Saturday in Berlin to see if members of Germany's SPD had approved a decision to join a coalition government led by the German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Relations between Germany and Turkey—and by extension the EU—are unlikely to improve as the new coalition government in Germany takes shape.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country is going through a situation "never faced before" and vowed to avoid tax increases and take a "zero tolerance" policy on security.
A German newspaper managed to register a dog as a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Lima had received a ballot asking her to vote on the SPD's coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives.
The SPD leadership and many other members are in favour of the coalition between the party and Angela Merkel's conservatives. But the youth wing of the party and left-wingers are fighting for a "No Grand Coalition" vote.
The two largest political parties appear to have reached an agreement on forming a grand coalition government.
Party chief Martin Schulz will ask the deeply divided social democrats to give him the go-ahead for exploratory talks on joining Chancellor Angela Merkel in another coalition government.
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