Germany's Green party has just announced its candidate for chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, who is the party's first ever candidate to go head-to-head for the vote of federal chancellor. The Greens have made considerable strides in recent elections.
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Threats against politicians have sharply risen ahead of September's general elections. The leading candidate to replace Angela Merkel has rapidly become the prime target for misogyny, vitriol, and fake news.
Olaf Scholz will lead the SPD's campaign in September's general election — facing off against the Greens' Annalena Baerbock and the CDU's Armin Laschet in the race to replace Angela Merkel.
Members of the environmentalist Greens party have overwhelmingly voted to remove Boris Palmer from their ranks. The mayor had used a racial slur against soccer player Dennis Aogo.
Annalena Baerbock is said to be tough, talented and very ambitious. Now, Germany's Green Party has named her as its candidate for chancellor. Is she cut out for the job?
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