SPD leader Andrea Nahles announced her resignation, leaving the future of Germany's government in doubt. Both the SPD and Merkel's conservatives have been plunging in opinion polls – but the chancellor promises to keep on with the task of governing.
The German press has been pondering the fate of Andrea Nahles after her decision to quit as Social Democrat leader. Newspapers speculated on the future of the ruling coalition and the possibility of a general election.
Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany's SPD, has announced her resignation following poor results for her party at the European elections. The move could destabilize Angela Merkel's coalition.
German lawmakers in the ruling coalition have settled a dispute over property tax reform. A bill is expected to be presented to parliament before the summer break.
The Social Democrats slipped to 11% in a new Forsa poll, falling behind the far-right AfD. The environmentalist Greens remain the most popular party in Germany at 27%.
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