Merkel

Merkel’s Successor Moves to Consolidate Party Power

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s successor at the helm of Germany’s main center-right party is moving quickly to consolidate her power after a narrow victory, proposing a young conservative for a key leadership post in a move that appears designed to build bridges.

Merkel

Merkel and Allies Hammered in German Regional Election

Exit polls for regional elections in Hesse, Germany, suggest Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and her Social Democratic Party (SPD) partners have been hammered at the ballot box.

Merkel

Merkel Coalition Set for Another Battering in Hesse Elections

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s central region of Hesse was voting Sunday in a state election marked by discontent with infighting in the national government – and its results could help determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration has a long-term future.

Merkel and Martin Schulz

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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Family Reunification ‘Promotes Parallel Societies’, Turkish Sociologist Warns

Turkish migration researcher and sociologist Necla Kelek has slammed left-wing parties’ insistence that migrants be allowed to import their families to Germany — an issue proving to be a major sticking point in coalition talks — warning that the phenomena leads to problems with “political Islam”.