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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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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”.

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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.

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Migrant Sex Attacks in German State Double From Last Year

The number of sexual assaults by asylum seekers recorded in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in 2016 close to doubled from the 2015 recorded figure. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the number of crimes of a sexual nature

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Merkel’s Conservatives Do Well in German Local Vote

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives came in first Sunday in a local election seen as a warm-up for her bid for a fourth term in a national election in the fall.

Martin Schulz, Angela Merkel

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.

Martin Schulz, Angela Merkel

Merkel Formally Nominated for German Election Run

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel’s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party’s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base.

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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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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