Sigmar Gabriel is enjoying new-found popularity within Germany's Social Democrats as the party leader heads into coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
US President Donald Trump is expected to "decertify" the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. Germany has defended the agreement and warned that a US withdrawal would push the EU to Russia and China.
Sigmar Gabriel has said that Chancellor Merkel is partially to blame for the rise of the far-right AfD party. Germany's foreign minister has said Merkel failed to take care of those who feel forgotten by the government.
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a hit but is set for a fourth term. Who will she pick as coalition allies? The Social Democrats sink to a new low, and the populist AfD will be the third power.
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