The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be the next German president. People in Berlin seem mostly to agree with the choice.
Steinmeier landed in South Africa on Monday for a three-day visit with a delegation of leading German businesses. Ahead of the visit, he praised South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's anti-corruption efforts.
Two months after far-right violence and ensuing demonstrations rocked Germany, the German president has made a subdued if cordial visit to the city now associated with far-right extremism. His message: We need to talk.
Angela Merkel's conservative sister party in Bavaria has found a governing partner after punishing elections results cost the party its parliamentary majority. An official agreement has yet to be signed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will not run again as the leader of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), but will remain chancellor until 2021. Her conservatives suffered massive losses in two state elections.
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