Helmut Kohl, who governed the country between 1982 and 1998, was the longest-serving German chancellor of all time. He was the chancellor of reunification, and fought tirelessly for European integration. He did, however, also spark controversy.
DW's former editor-in-chief, Alexander Kudascheff, pays tribute to Germany's longest-serving chancellor.
Locals in Frankenthal have voted against plans put forward by the CDU to rename the town's main square after its most famous son, Helmut Kohl. All local parties must now agree on how to honor the late chancellor.
Wolfgang Schäuble is one of the most influential German politicians never to have been chancellor. Now he faces new challenges as president of a German parliament that includes the far-right AfD.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87. As Germany's leader for 16 years, he is remembered for reuniting the country and for making a huge political and economic contribution to Europe's integration.
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