Incumbent CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel and her SPD challenger Peer Steinbrück faced off against each in their only live TV debate that overall was very calm and sober.
Schulz challenged German Chancellor Merkel to a second debate, arguing they had failed to discuss several key issues during the first TV duel. Schulz failed to dent Merkel's opinion poll lead after the first encounter.
Candidates from the Left party, the Greens, the FDP, the CSU and the AfD convened for a somewhat chaotic TV debate. The most interesting moments came when the politicians were allowed to ask one another questions.
Germany decides in less than a month whether to give German chancellor Angela Merkel one more term. The latest poll puts the CDU ahead - and sees the right-wing AfD as the third largest political force.
Not since the Cold War has Germany's foreign policy faced such crucial tests. Ahead of the German elections, DW's Tim Sebastian and a live audience quiz politicians from Germany's six major parties on foreign policy.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version