Martin Schulz

Weakened Merkel wins fourth term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the …

Germany

The rise of Germany’s far right leaves Merkel stuck with the ‘Jamaican’ option

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In one sense, it was business as usual: Germany voted, the center held, stability won out and Chancellor …

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Germany 2017: Poll puts cloud over European future

The push for greater European integration looks to be on hold after Angela Merkel's dominance over German politics was battered by an election result …

Germany

Germans hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a historic fourth term

BERLIN — Germans handed Chancellor Angela Merkel a historic fourth term at the helm of Europe's economic engine Sunday, after she shepherded the …

Germany

German voters turn to the far right as main parties lose ground on immigrants

Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German chancellor in a victory that was marred by her party recording its worst result since 1949 as voters lifted …

News (Ireland)

European Stocks Called Lower; Euro Dips After Merkel Election Disappointment

European stocks are expected to open lower Monday as investors start the week on a cautious note and keep close tabs on the euro, which slipped in …

Business

German Social Democrats in turmoil after historic loss

BERLIN: The defeat on Sunday (Sep 24) of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss …

Germany

German SPD heads into opposition after election pounding

Germany’s Social Democrats said Sunday they will not continue governing in a ‘grand coalition’ with Angela Merkel’s conservatives after projections …

European News

Angela Merkel's CDU Party Tops Exit Polls, But Support Weakens Significantly

Angela Merkel looks to have a comfortable lead in the race to become the next Chancellor of Germany, according to early exit polls, although her CDU …

Brexit

'A bit of a shock': German election shows lingering political risks

by Sarah Turner<p>Markets have reacted coolly to a surprisingly strong result from Germany's far-right party, but strategists warn the rising populist …

Economy

How the German elections will change Brexit negotiations

LONDON — Germany goes to the polls today to decide who will be running the country for the next four years.<p>As well as deciding whether Angela Merkel will return as chancellor, the elections on 24 September could have a big influence on the future shape of Europe as well as Brexit …

Brexit

What does today’s German election mean for Israel?

An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel.<p>The German federal election on Sunday has tremendous significance for Israel, …

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Merkel seeks fourth term as chancellor as Germany votes

Germans started voting on Sunday in parliamentary elections that are widely expected to bring Angela Merkel a fourth term in office, with opinion …

Germany

Polls open in Germany

Polling stations have opened this morning for the German elections. And while the most recent polls had suggested a third of the electorate was still undecided about who to vote for, today will reveal whether the candidate’s last-minute campaigning has paid off.<p>Angela Merkel is widely predicted to …

Germany

Merkel, Schulz at home base on final campaign push

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival Martin Schulz return to their home bases to make their last-ditch appeal for votes ahead of Sunday's …

Angela Merkel

German SPD vows to rebuild after election slump

Shocked and disappointed Social Democrat supporters have rallied behind their leader promising to rebuild their party after their poor showing in Sunday’s poll. Putting on a brave face they vowed to return to the opposition from where they pledged to push themes of social justice.<p>“I believe that …

German election; More NAFTA and Brexit talks; Tax reform

<b>1. Germany's election:</b> Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German Chancellor. She went against Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party in Sunday's election.<p>Merkel, 63, has led the European Union's largest economy for more than 11 years.<p>Germans voted for seats in the Bundestag, the country's …

Business

Money flows into European funds as German election helps quell populist fears

The populist fear that spooked markets last year has mostly subsided, with Germany set to re-elect Angela Merkel as Chancellor and optimistic signs …

Economy

Germany goes to the polls - a look at the party leaders

Angela Merkel is the favorite to occupy the chancellor's seat for the next four years as polls show her CDU party ahead. But here's a look at other …

World News

German political rivals agree - No lottery for me

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat challenger, Martin Schulz are still fighting hard for every vote as Sunday’s national election nears, but they do have one thing common: neither is a gambler.<p>Merkel, asked by the mass circulation newspaper Bild what she …

Germany

Why can Germany expect a bloated Bundestag?

How do Germans vote?<p>Electoral systems tend to be either simple but unfair or fair but complicated. Germany’s falls into the second category. Known as …

Angela Merkel

Investors Are Really Liking This German Election

On Sunday, Angela Merkel is expected to remain Germany’s Chancellor. If the main figurehead of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party wins yet again, and polls suggest she will, Merkel would have been the leader of Germany since 2005, putting her on par with Vladimir Putin when it comes to …

Business

Vladdo: Angela Merkel has to do the dirty work

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may come across as a frumpy high school teacher, but she is the only European leader who can stand up to Trump, says …

World News

The Demise of Social Democracy in Europe

Across Europe, social democratic parties are in crisis and on Sunday, the German SPD could slide to its worst result since World War II. What has …

European News

Angela Merkel would get my vote. Mutti’s the leader all Europeans need

The German chancellor is as unglamorous and reliable as a Miele washing machine. I want her to win on Sunday because she can steer the west to safety<p>Novelists of the future will surely do a Hilary Mantel on Angela Merkel – try to recreate the secret gyroscopes of her mind, in her time. Here’s my …

Opinion

German election campaign largely unaffected by fake news or bots

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is on guard against any last-minute meddling in Sunday's election but experts have seen only isolated attempts to swing votes during the campaign.<p>There are also no signs that fake news will affect the outcome of the election, which Chancellor Angela Merkel's …

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France and Germany: An Aging Couple Carries On

<i>This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect <i>magazine. Subscribe here.</i><p>It has been a torpid summer in Europe. Five hundred …

Liberal View

Angela Merkel, the Most Powerful Woman in a World of Unstable Men

Angela Merkel didn’t make it to New York to hear President Donald Trump tell other world leaders, at the United Nations General Assembly, that he would destroy North Korea if “Rocket Man” didn’t coöperate. She was busy campaigning for what could—and almost certainly will—be her fourth term as …

Business

Facebook agrees to disclose US election ads bought by Russian agency

Facebook has bowed to political pressure by handing over 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency with the intention of swaying last year's US election. …

World News

What you should know about the German election, and 5 other global stories

<i>In this occasional series, the London bureau of The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: Merkel may win Sunday's election, but the bigger story might be a different one.</i><p><b>The biggest story: The far right is set for a watershed moment in …

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