DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl and reporter Jaafar Abdul-Karim caught up with Angela Merkel's main challenger, Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz. In this exclusive interview, Schulz accuses the German Chancellor of resting on her political laurels.
At last, German Chancellor Angela Merkel can form a new government. Now, in what will be her last and hardest term in office, it remains to be seen what Germany really wants to be, says DW's editor-in-chief, Ines Pohl.
The co-founder of the Left party has called for a new alliance to catapult the left wing into power. He believes German voters are more than ready for such an option.
In an exclusive DW interview, Merkel's challenger criticized her campaign motto and lack of leadership. He was also highly critical of Turkish President Erdogan, saying he would not be blackmailed on refugee policy.
Now that the SPD has elected to begin official coalition talks with the CDU/CSU the real work of negotiations begins. Karl Lauterbach, SPD deputy leader in the Bundestag, told DW his party must "drive a hard bargain."
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