Post-war ‘taboo broken’ as far right becomes German state kingmaker

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Berlin: A German state premier was elected with the support of the nationalist Alternative for Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Wednesday, shattering the post-war consensus among established parties of shunning the far right. Thomas Kemmerich, a little-known liberal Free … Read More

MERKEL ON BRINK: Chancellor facing SECOND election beating in Hesse as AfD support soars

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ANGELA Merkel faces a second defeat in less than two weeks as polls show a massive drop in the support to the Chancellor’s party in the state of Hesse – while far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to be … Read More

German leader Merkel says the current world order is under threat

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Merkel said the answer to the world’s problems was to see multilateral solutions instead of a “unilateral, protectionist course” of action. Merkel is just the latest leader at Davos to criticize a protectionist and isolationist stance towards the world’s problems. … Read More

German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel left facing prospect of forming minority government – or fresh elections – after FDP quits negotiations  Angela Merkel and the CDU Bundestag leader Volker Kauder at the coalition talks on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Exploratory talks … Read More

Germany coalition: Merkel’s ‘political party poker’

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Image copyright EPAImage captionCoalition talks continued on Friday Negotiations between German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, the free-market liberal FDP and the Greens to form a so-called Jamaica governing coalition are continuing – so far without agreement. The BBC’s Jenny Hill says … Read More

Merkel SINKS: Chancellor gets lowest poll ratings in 6 YEARS amid Jamaica alliance crisis

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ANGELA Merkel’s CDU is facing its lowest poll ratings in six years as she continues her struggle to negotiate a coalition agreement. Getty Images Angela Merkel is currently faced with her lowest poll ratings in six years Support for the … Read More

German nightmare – how Germany faces MONTHS without government if Merkel WINS election

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GERMANY could face months without a working government after the country’s election because Angela Merkel’s potential coalition parties are at loggerheads. Polls show Mrs Merkel is well on course to finish top of the polls but will have to negotiate … Read More