The Chancellor is searching for new coalition partners after securing a fourth term. She's likely to seek a deal with two unlikely bedfellows, Free Democrats and Greens. But all the wheeling and dealing is taking place with an elephant in the room.
Two years since her humiliating dressing-down, Angela Merkel was back as a guest at the CSU party conference. But how long can the unity between Germany's conservative parties last? Kate Brady reports from Nuremberg.
Angela Merkel's CDU could be heading into another grand coalition government with the center-left SPD. Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz said that the party would start exploratory talks — but with some options.
The man tipped to be Chancellor Merkel‘s kingmaker and partner in government is now known as the "coalition killer." His popularity rates have plummeted - but he has found new friends, which may be a long-term strategy.
Nearly three months after the elections, Merkel is struggling to form a government. Seen by many as an anchor of stability in Europe, Merkel needs to deliver, but her preferred partners at the SPD are biding their time.
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