Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in eastern Germany; her challenger Martin Schulz is from the western part of the country, in the Rhine region. Take a look at the home of the SPD’s candidate.
Germany's Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz has revealed that European leaders are urging him to join Angela Merkel's conservatives in a grand coalition government. The SPD has said it will not rush to a decision.
A year after he was unanimously elected to head Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz has stepped down from his post. DW takes a look at the former European Parliament president's rise and fall within the SPD.
The SPD may be down in the polls, but Martin Schulz hasn't given up the race. Angela Merkel's rivals have spent the weekend crisscrossing the country to pick up last-minute votes. DW's Rebecca Staudenmaier reports.
Former Labor Minister Andrea Nahles looks set to be the first woman to head Germany's Social Democrats. SPD members are hoping that she can help reinvent the party within its new grand coalition government.
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