German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in the Uckermark region. How did the region shape her character and her style of governing? We are looking for answers in this picturesque corner of Germany’s northeast.
A sibling feud had been taking place between sister party politicians Angela Merkel (CDU) and Horst Seehofer (CSU). But with a little linguistic finesse, both party leaders have scored a win, writes Volker Wagener.
Chancellor Merkel's party has beaten its rival Social Democrats in their stronghold in North Rhine-Westphalia, projections showed. NRW is seen as a test of national mood ahead of Germany's federal election in September.
This week's CDU party convention will set the tone for Angela Merkel's campaign for a fourth term as German chancellor. The big question is how traditional conservatives will try to counter right-wing populism.
Germany's biggest political parties want to end their marriage of necessity, but is a grand coalition actually such a bad thing? Experts say that the current arrangement has more going for it than is sometimes thought.
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