Social Democrats eye comeback to deny Merkel – The Straits Times

Social Democrats eye comeback to deny Merkel – The Straits Times

DORTMUND (Germany) • With the Social Democrats (SPD) slumping in the polls, its leader yesterday called on the party to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s September election on a programme of investment, social justice and a stronger Europe. The chances of denying Dr Merkel a fourth term look slim for the SPD, which […]

German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage – Washington Post

Washington Post German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriageWashington PostBERLIN — The German Parliament plans to vote Friday on whether to legalize same-sex marriage — only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed off her conservative party’s long-standing refusal to budge on the issue. The German news agency dpa … and more » Source link

Merkel ally becomes governor of most populous German state – WPXI Pittsburgh

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 – 10:08 AM BERLIN (AP) – A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has been elected governor of Germany’s most populous state following an election last month that produced an unexpected center-right majority. Armin Laschet, a liberal-minded deputy leader of Merkel’s Christian Democrats, succeeds Hannelore Kraft of the center-left Social […]

Merkel's conservative party at highest support since Sept 2015, poll says – Daily Sabah

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives expanded their support to 40 percent – the highest level since September 2015 – in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany’s Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL. The rival Social Democrats (SPD) were unchanged at 23 percent, while the pro-environment Greens gained 1 percentage point to 9 percent […]

Germany: Merkel's challenger sees quick vote on gay marriage – Washington Post

Washington Post Germany: Merkel’s challenger sees quick vote on gay marriageWashington PostOther European countries have since allowed full gay marriage, but much of Merkel’s conservative bloc remained reluctant until now. Merkel said Monday that she could see lawmakers taking up the issue in the future as a “decision of conscience … and more » Source link

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