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Bavarian leader Markus Soeder (rear), and North Rhine Westphala leader Armin Laschet in Berlin on Sunday. The two are trying to decide which will lead the country's centre-right bloc into national elections set for September. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Race to succeed Merkel heats up as Bavarian leader throws hat in ring

(dpa) - The range of choices for a successor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel widened on Sunday, when Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Candidates gear up for German chancellor succession race

Potential candidates are gearing up to run for the chairman of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a likely stepping-stone to become future chancellor,...
Angela Merkel

Retreat of Merkel’s “heir” opens power struggle in Germany’s ruling party

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of the German ruling party Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has announced that she will not run for chancellor in the 2021...

Viewpoint: Voter polarization narrows political center in Germany

The recent state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg have shown again how voters in Germany were polarized and the extent to which the political...
Angela Merkel

Merkel ask refugees to prepare to return home after conflict

Merkel made the remarks during a regional meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She said it was important to stress that most of...