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German Centre-Left Party Battles Over New Merkel Coalition

BERLIN (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a new alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Monday to win over members of Germany’s main center-left party who will decide this weekend whether to negotiate a new governing coalition.

Martin Schulz's SDP has been under pressure to form an alliance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition and head off another election

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

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Deadlocked Merkel Looks to Left-Right Grand Coalition, Despite Majority of Germans Wanting Fresh Elections

Although acting Chancellor Angela Merkel has now long passed the self-imposed deadline to form a new government after the first attempt at building a ruling coalition collapsed and opinion polls point to a strong desire among voters for a snap election, Germany may find itself again ruled by the same Red-Black “grand coalition” they rejected at the polls in September.

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LIVEWIRE: Germany Federal Elections 2017 Results

All polls leading into today’s German national election favour a decisive win for present Chancellor Angela Merkel, huge gains for the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and potentially one of the worst election results in history for the Social Democrats and Martin Schulz.

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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.

German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel leads the weekly cabinet meeting on August 2, 2017 at the Chancellery in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / AXEL SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read AXEL SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

German Foreign Minister Backs Kicking Out U.S. Nukes

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has supported a proposal from Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz saying that Germany should remove the 20 or so U.S. nuclear weapons from the country.

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Merkel Rival Martin Schulz Fights to Stem Popularity Plunge

DORTMUND (GERMANY) (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity.

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Merkel’s Party Wins Election in Rivals’ German Heartland

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals’ traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the challenger in September’s national vote.

Former European parliament president and candidate for Chancellor of Germany's social democratic (SPD) party Martin Schulz (R) and Secretary General of the SPD Katarina Barley tour the Arena Berlin, one day ahead of the party congress on March 18, 2017 in Berlin.

Germany: Top Politician Wants Second Brexit Referendum

The General Secretary of the German Social Democrats, led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz, has said she wants Britain to hold a second referendum on EU membership now that it knows “what a Brexit would mean”.

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Sunday City Election Tests Merkel’s Ruling Conservatives

BERLIN (AP) – A state election Sunday in western Germany offers Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives a tough test against their resurgent center-left rivals six months before Merkel seeks a fourth term in a national vote. The election for the state

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Germany’s Schulz to Set Out Plan for Taking Down Merkel

BERLIN (AFP) – Martin Schulz will on Sunday officially become Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in Germany’s September general election and lay out his plans for unseating the world’s most powerful woman.

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Social Democrats Arrive In Berlin To Work Against Populism

BERLIN (AP) – European government leaders, Social Democratic party chairmen and international delegations are arriving in Berlin for a convention of the so-called Progressive Alliance. It’s an association of mostly social democratic party members, who want to work closer together

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Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader

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Bavaria to Ban Burka in Public Places

The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced. The move, which is being proposed by region’s governing Christian Social Union (CSU), comes just

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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

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Germany’s Schulz Launches ‘Social-Populist’ Attack on Merkel

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, is seen beating Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to several recent polls, thanks to an unapologetically leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering toward populism.