AP - Germany's most populous state votes Sunday in the first electoral test for Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government, which hopes to avoid a setback that could make running Europe's biggest economy harder.
Chancellor Angela Merkel faces an increasingly splintered political landscape after voters punished her party and lifted the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany to its best showing yet in three state elections dominated by the refugee crisis.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s election district is perched on a sea of oil that was once top secret and now promises a 13.5 billion-euro ($18 billion) windfall for one of Germany’s poorest states, according to the company drilling test wells.
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel risks losing her majority in the upper house of parliament as Germany's most populous state votes Sunday in an election that has loomed over efforts to tackle the Greek debt crisis....
AP - As Europe looks to Germany for guidance in the Greek debt crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government risks a painful reverse at home in a state election this weekend that could make the country harder to govern.
The single most important issue for Europe today remains Germany on both an economic and political front. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has walked a tightrope over the last few years of keeping the EU together without infuriating the German populace to the point of having to abandon ship.
BERLIN: In a major test of her authority, Chancellor Angela Merkel will ask sceptical German lawmakers to back an 86 billion euro ($95.5 billion) bailout for Greece on Wednesday despite uncertainty over whether the IMF will play a role in the rescue. Parliamentary approval is not in doubt because the Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens are expected to back the deal. But the vote could expose a deep divide among Merkel's conservatives, damaging the German leader and her close ally Volker Kauder, the head of her bloc in parliament.