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Angela Merkel's best plans break apart in Germany

Second, Merkel's coalition partner Andrea Nahles resigned from the Social Democrats after beating himself in the European elections last week. "We will continue the government work with all seriousness and, above all, be very aware of our responsibility," she said. "The problems we have to solve are obvious – in Germany, in Europe and in the rest of the world." …

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Youth video aims at Merkel's party in the run-up to the European elections

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel has been fighting for years to expand the digital skills of the population and to attract more young people to politics. Last week, a young, blue-haired German YouTuber known as Rezo showed how disturbing the right combination of digital skill and political commitment to the establishment could be. In a 55-minute clip with a list …

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Angela Merkel's party elects a successor as it begins its exit from German politics: NPR

The German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats beckons Angela Merkel after her last speech as party leader on Friday in Hamburg. Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images Hide Caption Switch caption Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images The German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats beckons Angela Merkel after her last speech as party leader on Friday …

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Merkel's party chooses a new leader and a new era in Germany

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats decide on Friday to decide who will replace them as party leader, and is in pole position to become her successor as German Chancellor. Chancellor Angela Merkel visited on 6 December 2018 the party congress of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Hamburg (Germany). REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach The front runners are Annegret …

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Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Merkel's protegee

Health Minister Jens Spahn, former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Known as 'AKK' in German political circles, the 56 year old Kramp-Karrenbauer stands out from the bunch as she is seen as Merkel's personal preference for the party leadership and future chancellorship. Merkel nominated Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's secretary-general in February this year, sending a strong …

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German Voter Deal Angela Merkel's Coalition Another Setback

The poor showing in Hesse, home to Germany's financial industry, further exposes Ms. Merkel to a potential challenge to the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union, a possible step towards replacing her as chancellor. Ms. Merkel's conservatives dropped to 27% of the vote in Hesse, while the Social Democrats, the Chancellor's junior coalition partners in the federal government, fell to …

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Bavarian election: Voters deal blow to Merkel's allies, projected results show

Griff Witte Europe-focused correspondent with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia BERLIN – Voters in the southern German heartland of Bavaria deals a stinging blow Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies, humbling a party that has come under fire. Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel's own, scrambled politics in a region that has been one of …

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Merkel's Bavarian Allies Bleed Votes to Center Left Greens and Far Right

BERLIN – Voters in Bavaria, the German state that formed the front line of the 2015 migration crisis, abandoned the governing conservatives in droves in an election on Sunday. The Christian Social Union, the Bavarian Sister Party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservative – The Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor 36.2 percent, initial exit polls suggested. The …

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Merkel's Bayern-CSU suffers "massive losses"

Image copyright EPA Caption The CSU seems to have lost support both on the right and on the left Angela Merkel's sister party suffered massive losses in the Bavarian state elections, polls show in a strike against the Chancellor The CSU loses its absolute majority in the state parliament. The Greens stormed into second place and the anti-immigration AfD first …

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Humiliation of the Bavarian poll for Angela Merkel's conservative allies | world news

Angela Merkel's conservative partners in Bavaria have had their worst result in a humiliating federal election result for more than six decades, which should further weaken the contested German coalition government. The Christian-Social Union has received only 35.5% of the vote After first election polls, it has thus lost the absolute majority that it had enjoyed since the Second World …

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