The CDU and their Bavarian sister party CSU have officially chosen Angela Merkel as their candidate for Chancellor. But in spite of their agreement both parties still have their differences.
Angela Merkel faces the awkward task of persuading Germans she has something new to offer during her fourth term as chancellor. So can a 12-year veteran still change her leadership style?
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
In a slight to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam is not part of German culture. His comments underscore his efforts to push the government to the right.
A Cabinet shake-up, including the removal of five ministers, has jolted Bavaria under its new premier, Markus Söder. His predecessor, Horst Seehofer, is interior minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.
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