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Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal Handing Her 4th Term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important that as government we start quickly with our work.”

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.

Angela Merkel faces one of her toughest domestic challengers yet in the shape of Martin Schulz

Germany’s Social Democrats Back Grand Coalition Talks With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats sought his party’s support Thursday to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government.

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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.

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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 Government ‘Incapacitated’ Over Migrant Issue

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government dismissed charges on Monday that it has become “incapacitated” because of its failure to agree on a strategy on the refugee question that has sent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval ratings falling to five-year lows.