The SPD will ask the rank-and-file to make the final decision on whether to enter a coalition with the CDU if talks with Angela Merkel's party take place.
The former German chancellor unveiled his top three picks to succeed Merkel. The interview is likely to unsettle his Social Democrats as one notable person didn't make Schröder's shortlist — the current head of the SPD.
Social Democrats say they will need to talk more about the migration deal brokered by the German chancellor to quell rebellion in conservative ranks. What will likely need to happen for the SPD to give the green light?
Addressing parliament for the first time since her clash with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the German chancellor sought to stress a common way forward. But things remain tense both inside and outside her coalition.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said he's considering resigning from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet and as CSU leader. DW takes a look at what the move would mean for Merkel and her government.
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