Social Democrat challenger Peer Steinbrück made some slight gains in the opinion polls nine days before Germany's general elections on Friday, but grabbed more headlines for his middle-finger-waving appearance in a weekly newspaper supplement.
Germany’s CDU and SPD candidates for chancellor are set for the key debate broadcast on all four main TV stations with more than 15 million expected to watch. Merkel is tipped to come out ahead of Schulz.
Amidst more bad news in opinion polls, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz went on the attack at the party conference in Dortmund. But does he have the policies and charisma to make up a huge deficit?
It looks like Martin Schulz is about to become another in a line of middle-aged male Social Democrat candidates to come second in an election to Chancellor Angela Merkel. So what exactly does the SPD stand for?
Martin Schulz, the SPD candidate for chancellor, called for authorities to put the Alternative for Germany under surveillance. Statements by a top AfD candidate shocked many, yet it may come third in the election.
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