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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.

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.


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.

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

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

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 Will Pay Migrants Millions To Leave Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up