Nearly four months after Germany's general election, political leaders have agreed to enter formal coalition talks. DW went out and asked people how they felt about the outcome so far and what they're expecting now.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.
The German government wants to slightly ease the law concerning doctor-patient communication about abortions. But few people are thrilled by the draft changes. Abortion advocates in particular are up in arms.
The Christian Democrats have chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to lead the CDU into its next phase. DW traces the unlikely rise of a conservative with a very long name from one of the most provincial parts of Germany.
When Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor in 2005, many saw this as proof that it is not always a disadvantage to be underestimated by inner-party rivals. DW looks back at the beginnings.
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