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German party’s canine member can’t vote

Added: 20.02.2018 13:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced to declare that a three-year old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party.


Fury as conservative accuses Macron of plot to oust rival and MOCKS Merkel

Added: 20.02.2018 10:40 | 1 views | 0 comments

AN AUDIO recording of the leader of France’s opposition Republican party accusing president Emmanuel Macron of plotting his former rival François Fillon’s fall from grace and mocking German chancellor Angela Merkel has sparked a political storm in France.

German Social Democrats voting on coalition pact with Merkel

Added: 20.02.2018 7:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

BERLIN (AP) — Members of Germany’s center-left Social Democratic Party have started voting on whether to accept the coalition agreement negotiated by their leaders with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc on forming a new government. SPD leaders promised to give the party’s 463,000 members the chance to approve the agreement after facing strong resistance to [...]


[Ticker] SPD members start voting on new Merkel-led government

Added: 20.02.2018 3:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

A postal vote among some 450,000 German Social Democrat members has begun in order to get their approval of another 'Grand Coalition' lead by chancellor Angela Merkel. Deadline for voting is 2 March with the result expected on 4 March. SPD's youth and left wings are fiercely opposed to another governing term with Merkel, while others fear low support for the SPD should the deal be rejected, prompting new elections.


Schulz drops foreign minister plans to boost support for Merkel coalition deal

Added: 19.02.2018 22:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany's center-left Social Democrats, on Friday abandoned his plan to become the country's foreign minister, hoping to prevent his party from rejecting a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.


NATO slams Germany for lack of military equipment as Russia threat grows

Added: 19.02.2018 17:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

NATO has intensified its pressure on Germany to tackle military equipment shortages amid fears Angela Merkel’s forces are not prepared to deal with the growing threat of Russia.


Merkel appoints rumoured successor to key party post

Added: 19.02.2018 16:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 20, 2018 5:00 AM
BERLIN • Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday appointed a close ally as general secretary of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), potentially paving the way for the party loyalist to succeed her as German leader.


Germany’s Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

Added: 19.02.2018 10:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany’s tiny western state of Saarland run her party’s day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Merkel as leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union. Merkel said she wants the party to elect Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to f [...]


[Ticker] German poll puts far-right AfD ahead of SPD for first time

Added: 19.02.2018 10:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has for the first time overtaken the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in an opinion poll. According to a survey to be published by the Bild tabloid on Tuesday, 16 percent of respondents would vote for the AfD if there was a new election, compared to 15.5 percent who would chose the SPD. The CDU of chancellor Angela Merkel would get 32 percent.


Angela Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role

Added: 19.02.2018 6:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 19, 2018 7:30 PM
BERLIN (AFP) - The popular female premier of tiny Saarland state is set to take over as secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative party, sources said on Monday (Feb 19), fuelling speculation the chancellor is lining up her potential successor.


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