The move aims to bring Europe’s economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.
21 Jan 2018 2:34 PM
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
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
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
Merkel faces tough task of bringing together divergent parties FDP, Greens to form majority government.
26 Sep 2017 1:47 AM
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
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
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