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Social Democrats likely contenders to lead German coalition government as exploratory talks begin
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain in office until a new government is in place.
Merkel makes final push for successor in Germany's knife-edge polls
Merkel had planned to keep a low profile but has been dragged into the frantic campaign.
Six months before a general election, Angela Merkel's party reels after heavy losses in German regional polls
The governing party’s mismanagement of the pandemic is being blamed for the poor showing.
A debate today is Merkel's opponent's 'last chance' to attract voters in German elections
While Merkel is ahead in polls, the debate is expected to draw almost half of the electorate, where many are still undecided.
Three months after election, 'grand coalition' elects Angela Merkel as chancellor
Merkel becomes only Germany’s third post-war chancellor to win a third mandate and is now “at the peak of her power” writes a German online news magazine.
After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner
“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.
How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany
Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.
Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules
Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.
Anglo tapes 'have not damaged our EU reputation'
The Anglo Tapes have been reported throughout Europe with Angela Merkel’s tough words pleasing German voters.
Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party
The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.
Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013
Party members re-elected Merkel as the CDU leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.