Angela Merkel’s CDU elects Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as party leader

“It is now the time to open a new chapter, it was a great pleasure for me,” the German chancellor said. But she also had a message for President Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures at the end of her … Read More

Analysis The Race to Replace Merkel Begins. A Look at Those Vying to Lead Germany’s Top Party

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Three candidates vying to replace chancellor as leader of the center-right party include a Merkel loyalist and an old foe; all must combat rising challenge of liberal and populist parties to their left and right. German chancellor Angela Merkel waving … Read More

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to be chancellor, but is no ‘mini-Merkel’

No matter who is elected as the German chancellor’s successor on Friday, her eventual departure will leave a void on the world stage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during a meeting in Berlin earlier this month.John MacDougall … Read More

What does today’s German Election mean for Israel?

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–Netanyahu sets policy: We won’t meet diplomats who meet with Breaking the Silence –Jewish groups: Fire German official who called pro-Israelis ‘traitors’ An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel.  German and Israeli national flags . (photo … Read More

German election marks unprecedented political shift

Merkel looks set to win a fourth term as Chancellor – but in a wholly different German political landscape (image EPA) Rock music blaring, supporters cheering, Angela Merkel sweeps on to the makeshift stage. Under spotlights hastily rigged above what’s … Read More

German elections: Angela Merkel finds support for refugee stance on final days of campaign

Rosenheim: At a recent election rally in the Bavarian town of Rosenheim, retired truck driver Klaus Harpich had some rare words of encouragement for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The refugee crisis wasn’t her fault, Harpich said in a thick local dialect, … Read More

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