Race wide open as Germany votes in post-Merkel election
Germans voted on Sept. 26 in one of the most unpredictable elections in its recent history, with Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats in a tight race for her crown as she prepares to leave the political stage.
The epochal election ushers in the end of 16 years in power for Merkel and places Germany, a byword for stability, in a new period of uncertainty.
Record number of deaths in the country; Burning issue still is: Who will replace her?
Yet, another topic is slowly returning to focus: the parliamentary elections and the departure of the chancellor.
Merkel support slides six weeks before election, SPD rival even weaker
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, about to return from holiday, has seen her popularity fall by 10 points just six weeks before an election in which she hopes to win a fourth term.
Over 60pct of Germans Oppose Visa-Free Regime Between EU and Turkey
BELGRADE – Over 60 percent of Germans oppose introducing a visa-free regime between Turkey and the European Union, the German Infratest dimap survey institute said. On Wednesday, the European Commission recommended the implementation of a visa-free regime with Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey deal on migration. While 33 percent of Germans support the measure,
Angela Merkel's Popularity Drops amidst Migrant Influx to Germany
The personal popularity of Chancellor Angela Merkel has dwindled amidst the massive inflow of migrants into Germany, a new monthly poll has shown.