German polls show a new election would not change anything and that there is no real desire for another grand coalition.
For the first time, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party is polling ahead of the Social Democrats. The country's political establishment must remain calm and show strength, says DW's Jens Thurau.
A survey in Germany reveals a significant east-west split in public faith in the government’s handling of migration. The figures also show a lower level of trust in public institutions among easterners than westerners.
The CSU leader has toed a fine line: While accepting Merkel's authority, Seehofer said the chancellor wasn't sticking to the coalition agreement. He added that certain compromises with EU neighbors would be unacceptable.
State Premier Markus Söder has decided against appearing with Angela Merkel as Bavaria votes in October. Will this insult further damage the chancellor or come back to bite the Bavarians?
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