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Germany’s SPD to vote on coalition talks with Merkel’s conservatives

The move aims to bring Europe’s economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.

21 Jan 2018 2:34 PM

Angela Merkel risks leading weak coalition of ‘losers’ for Germany: analysts

Merkel, often called world's most powerful woman, will embark on 4th term with diminished influence and little vision for Europe's future.

13 Jan 2018 4:15 PM

‘Big obstacles’ still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

September's inconclusive elections left Merkel without a majority for a fourth term and struggling to find partners to govern with.

11 Jan 2018 6:01 PM

Anger brewing in German SPD against Merkel power pact

Schulz consented to “open-ended” talks that may or may not allow Merkel to lead another GroKo government from sometime in early 2018.

13 Dec 2017 6:33 AM

Cobbling up coalition challenge for Chancellor

Merkel faces tough task of bringing together divergent parties FDP, Greens to form majority government.

26 Sep 2017 1:47 AM


German Chancellor Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

But polls following the 90-minute showdown gave Merkel the clear edge over Schulz, a former European Parliament chief.

04 Sep 2017 12:33 PM

Germany: SPD chief Martin Schulz acknowledges defeat in national elections

Schulz's SPD won just 31.2 percent of the votes, well below the 39.1 percent it garnered five years ago, final results showed.

15 May 2017 7:36 PM

Angela Merkel's conservatives win election in center-left rivals' heartland

Media showed Merkel's Christian Democratic Union beating the Social Democrats by 33 percent or more to around 31 percent.

15 May 2017 9:55 AM