Tag: CDU


Merkel and Schulz Gear Up for TV Showdown

Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are preparing for their only televised debate before the Sept. 24 election following a campaign that so far has lacked a head-to-head showdown between the two leading candidates.

Former EU President Could Be On Course To Dethrone Merkel

Opinion polls indicate that Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who has been selected as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the German chancellorship, may be set to end Angela Merkel’s almost twelve-year reign. Opinion polls


Merkel’s Party Slips Further in Polls

Angela Merkel’s party continues to fall from favour with German voters, according the the latest poll for Bild on Sunday. Polling organisation Emnid’s figures show that the percentage of people intending to vote for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister


Merkel Government ‘Incapacitated’ Over Migrant Issue

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government dismissed charges on Monday that it has become “incapacitated” because of its failure to agree on a strategy on the refugee question that has sent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval ratings falling to five-year lows.