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2017 German Federal Election

Poll: Merkel’s Party in Dead Heat with Opposition

A regular poll of German voters shows the populist Alternative for Germany party slipping further amid infighting in its ranks, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and its main challenger, the Social Democrats, remain in a dead heat.


German Union Asks Members to Spy On Populist AfD Party Supporters

The German United Services Trade Union (Ver.di) has asked members of the union to spy on and gather information about other members who may support the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) or have “right wing” views. The information comes from


Poll Puts German Opposition Ahead of Merkel’s Party

A new poll shows Germany’s center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade, riding a wave of enthusiasm from their surprise nomination of a new leader.


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.


Germany Election Frontrunner Schulz Accused in EU Fake Job Scandal

Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz could be facing a possible scandal as details have emerged regarding unusual contracts he made for friends when European Union President. The allegations of potential misconduct by the former European Union president revolve mostly

Outgoing European Parliament president Martin Schulz, of Germany, looks up before the vote for the presidency of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. The European Parliament picks a success to its outgoing socialist President Martin Schulz. Unlike previous occasions the race is still open as …

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


Austrian Populists Accuse Govt. of Creating ‘Fake News’

The anti-mass migration Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache has hit back against claims his party helps spread so-called “fake news” saying the government has created enough of it on its own.

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