Andrea Nahles has stepped down after her Social Democrat party's disastrous showing in the recent European elections. The German chancellor says she will push ahead with the coalition, but others are not so sure.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on her Christian Democrats party is loosening. The CDU is in crisis — and so, DW's Christoph Strack writes, is German democracy.
Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are facing an inevitable period of infighting and instability following the resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The youth wing of the party is staying out of the fray for now.
After CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced her forthcoming resignation, the race to succeed her began. NRW State Premier Armin Laschet could follow in her footsteps — and run for the chancellorship, too.
Christian Hirte — a key figure for Angela Merkel's CDU in eastern Germany — has quit over his congratulations to a lawmaker who briefly became state premier. Thomas Kemmerich won with help from the far right.
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