Martin Schulz is the Social Democratic party's candidate for German chancellor. His campaign has inspired the party rank-and-file. Now, it seems that the SPD will give the Christian Democrat chancellor, Angela Merkel, a run for her money.
The ex-European Parliament president has vowed to tackle gender pay gaps, calling them one of the greatest injustices. He further discussed defense spending, executive pay and tax cuts in a German newspaper interview.
Martin Schulz sent the SPD into total euphoria. But he couldn't turn water into wine. The Saarland state election has brought the Social Democrats back down to earth, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.
Voters in Saarland chose the CDU, but was this a vote for a popular state premier or against the left-wing alternative? That was the question as Germany digested the first of three key local elections.
Germany's "super election year" of 2017 is underway: State parliamentary elections have begun in the German state of Saarland. Suddenly, everyone has their eye on Germany's smallest state.
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