CDU to decide on Merkel's successor in April or May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) will hold an extraordinary party congress either in April or May to elect a new leader, German broadcaster reported, citing party sources. The CDU congress will take place …

Norbert Roettgen seeks to lead CDU

German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen has put himself forward as a surprise contender to take over as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). Roettgen, head of the …

Does Merkel give up power?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservatives that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman, senior party sources said, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European …

What's next for Germany after coalition talks fail?

Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations. Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Germany heading towards Jamaica coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc has won the Bundestag elections, scoring 33% of the vote, Federal Returning Officer Dieter Sarreither said, citing the official preliminary …

Who will oppose Merkel?

She will position herself as a ‘pillar of the German stability’ in the background of the right-wing populists’ rise across Europe and victory of Donald Trump in the US elections