The German Chancellor's party has denied moving to the right, despite voting for tough new rules for migrants. At their annual conference, the CDU voted to speed up deportations of failed asylum seekers and cut their welfare benefits.
Angela Merkel's CDU wants to press for restricting dual citizenship - a long-contentious issue in Germany - in the upcoming election campaign. Here's a summary of how other European countries regulate dual citizenship.
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?
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.
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
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