Germany’s two largest political parties have agreed to keep the details of their exploratory coalition talks secret. Despite that, some reports suggest that compromises on energy policy and taxation have been reached.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.
When Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor in 2005, many saw this as proof that it is not always a disadvantage to be underestimated by inner-party rivals. DW looks back at the beginnings.
Germany's largest party has elected Chancellor Merkel's close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its next leader. The party now desperately needs her to shake it up, writes DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
The Christian Democrats have chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to lead the CDU into its next phase. DW traces the unlikely rise of a conservative with a very long name from one of the most provincial parts of Germany.
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