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.
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?
Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.
Germany's Social Democrats and Angela Merkel's conservatives have signed a coalition agreement. DW examines their plans for the country's future.
Embattled former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resigned as the head of Germany's Social Democrats. Andrea Nahles has been nominated to take his place, but she still faces a party vote in April.
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