SPD leader Andrea Nahles has stepped down in the wake of her party's disastrous showing in the European elections. Are the Social Democrats still committed to Germany's grand coalition? Senior SPD lawmaker Thomas Oppermann spoke to DW.
The acting leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Manuela Schwesig, will step down following a breast cancer diagnosis. She will remain state premier of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
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.
Olaf Scholz has reportedly thrown his hat in the ring to co-head the SPD. If confirmed, the finance minister and vice chancellor would be the most prominent candidate running to lead the embattled center-left party.
Germany's oldest political party has decided to adopt a twin-leader model in as part of its attempt to regalvanize the party base. The Social Democrats are tanking in opinion polls and casting around for fresh ideas.
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