With Schulz and Merkel neck-and-neck in the polls, we talk to senior CDU MP and German deputy finance minister Jens Spahn. Does he think Merkel can win a fourth term in what she expects to be her toughest election yet?
On Conflict Zone, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble discussed the chancellor's bombshell decision not to seek re-election. It was a "tectonic change," but he predicted Merkel would see out her term.
After disastrous election results, the German Social Democrats initially wanted to reinvent the party in the opposition. Now they are talking again to Merkel’s CDU. Michel Friedman meets Deputy Chairman Ralf Stegner.
Out of step with the voters and now out of power, Germany’s elections saw Martin Schulz lead the Social Democrats to their worst result ever – is he a credible opposition leader? Conflict Zone meets SPD MEP Arne Lietz.
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