The Green Party is still coming to terms with their electoral losses. There is a chance they could be picked to form a coalition government, but the two new parliamentary leaders have made clear there are big hurdles.
Angela Merkel's governing coalition has decided to sack its controversial head of domestic intelligence by transfering him to a higher post. With no successor on the horizon, the move has drawn jeers around the country.
The German chancellor needs her junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats, to govern, but the row over Germany's spy chief has opened old wounds in that party. Could an SPD meltdown spell the end of the Merkel era?
Bavarian conservatives face a historic low result in next month's regional election. But in the short term, a bad result could actually benefit Germany's leading conservative politician, Angela Merkel. DW explains why.
Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the Christian Social Union — the regional conservative party and feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
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