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Countering the Populists: Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right
18 Oct 2017 at 2:04am
Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy.
Seven Months with Martin Schulz: The Anatomy of a Failed Campaign
12 Oct 2017 at 7:08am
When he first announced his candidacy, ex-European Parliament President Martin Schulz rocketed upward in the opinion polls. But his slide was just as dramatic. DER SPIEGEL was with him throughout and provides a unique look from the inside of his doomed effort to unseat Angela Merkel.
Merkel's Challenge: Can Germany Make an Unwieldy Coalition Work?
29 Sep 2017 at 9:12am
With the Social Democrats uninterested in governing with Angela Merkel again, the chancellor is faced with the prospect of assembling a coalition involving four different political parties. The challenges are significant. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Unwanted Colleagues: Other Parties Mull Best Way To Deal with AfD
26 Sep 2017 at 9:30am
The populist Alternative for Germany will soon be entering the country's parliament. It's a breakthrough for the far-right and the end of an era. The question now is whether lawmakers should sideline them -- or will that just make a difficult situation worse? BY DER SPIEGEL Staff
They're Here: How the AfD Steamrolled Germany's Mainstream Parties
25 Sep 2017 at 10:39am
Angela Merkel may have been re-elected to a fourth term in office, but the chancellor faces a tough road ahead: Significant setbacks for her conservatives combined with a strong right-wing populist showing and what promises to be an unwieldy governing coalition will test the country's political resilience. BY DER SPIEGEL Staff
Democracy at Stake: Germany's Slide to the Right
25 Sep 2017 at 6:28am
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats lost massive support in Sunday's parliamentary election while the right-wing populist performed better than expected. What happens now?
German Election 2017: How the AfD Steamrolled the CDU and SPD
25 Sep 2017 at 3:47am
Angela Merkel may have been re-elected, but the chancellor faces a tough road ahead: Big setbacks for her conservatives combined with a strong right-wing populist showing and what promises to be an unwieldy governing coalition will test the country's political resilience. Our full English-language election analysis.
Election Aftermath: A New Germany
24 Sep 2017 at 3:10pm
The Alternative for Germany's entry into the German parliament is not normal -- it's an attack on our liberal democracy, one that all the other parties must fight. That's just one reason that going into opposition is the right decision by the Social Democrats.
The AfD in the Bundestag: A Populist Upheaval on the Right
24 Sep 2017 at 3:02pm
The right-wing Alternative for Germany party is celebrating its first-ever seats in the German parliament and has vowed to shake up Berlin politics. But there are doubts as to whether the party can maintain discipline.
The Price of Success: Merkel Lands Fourth Term, But at What Cost?
24 Sep 2017 at 3:02pm
Angela Merkel will serve as Germany's chancellor for a fourth term, but Sunday's win comes at a high price. The right-wing populists are now the third-strongest party in parliament and her negotiations to create a new government are likely to be complicated.
Merkel, the AfD and a Wounded SPD: Eight Lessons from Germany's Elections
24 Sep 2017 at 12:22pm
Angela Merkel is back for a fourth term, the Social Democrats are wounded and a right-wing populist party has been elected to parliament for the first time in decades: Eight lessons from Sunday's general election in Germany.
German Election Results: Merkel Re-Elected as Right Wing Enters Parliament
24 Sep 2017 at 9:40am
Angela Merkel has won her fourth term as German chancellor, but her coalition partners for the last four years, the Social Democrats, have likely received their worst result since World War II. The right-wing populist AfD has secured more than 13 percent of the vote.
Silicon Valley and the German Election: AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Camp...
19 Sep 2017 at 8:57am
DER SPIEGEL has learned that Google has refused for more than a week to place certain ads for a controversial anti-Merkel website created by the Alternative for Germany. The right-wing populist party says it will respond by spending its budget for the project on Facebook instead.
Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of De...
18 Sep 2017 at 8:09am
Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz still believes he has a chance of unseating Angela Merkel. DER SPIEGEL spoke to him about the anger many Germans feel against establishment parties and how to deal with authoritarian politicians.
German Election Podcast: What You Need To Know About Sunday's Vote
18 Sep 2017 at 6:42am
Germans head to the polls this Sunday to elect their next parliament. In our special election podcast, SPIEGEL ONLINE Editor-in-Chief Barbara Hans discusses issues that have shaped the campaign, Angela Merkel's prospects for a fourth term and the likelihood the far right will win seats.