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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.

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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.

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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.

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Merkel Vows to Restore Germans’ Confidence in Government

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans’ confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria’s state election added to tensions in the alliance.

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German Interior Minister Plans How to Send Migrants Back to Greece, Italy

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Germany’s interior minister says a new plan to establish so-called “transit centers” at the Austrian border to quickly process new migrant arrivals envisions sending people directly back to where they first entered the European Union, primarily Greece and Italy.