Angela Merkel has appealed to voters to back her goverment, as opinion polls give her a commanding lead in the race.
People's taste in music speaks volumes about who they are, so what do political parties' telephone tunes say? DW's Jefferson Chase called the headquarters of Germany's major parties to find out.
Everything is fine, Merkel is here. That's her party's message as election season gets underway. That message is only half true, as DW's Kathleen Schuster found out at her first major election appearance in Dortmund.
Germany's foreign minister says Angela Merkel and the CDU are submitting to the belligerent budgetary demands of Donald Trump. Sigmar Gabriel says Germany's ruling party is forgoing social policy for military spending.
Led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, Germany's political parties are rediscovering the value of knocking on voters' doors. That may sound outmoded, but today's canvassing also has a hi-tech component.
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