One in five German voters headed to the polls in a key state election Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's party hoping to deal a crushing blow to her main rival four months before national elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats opened a seven-point lead over the center-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the September 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Almost half of Germany's first-time voters back Chancellor Angela Merkel, a poll by the Forsa Institute showed on Tuesday, providing a strong backbone of support as she prepares to bid for a fourth term in September.
A transition period offered to Britain by the European Union in Brexit negotiating guidelines it issued on Friday is the only way to avoid the talks failing, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Germans in the small western state of Saarland vote on Sunday in a regional election that could deliver an upset to Chancellor Angela Merkel and hurt her prospects of winning a fourth term in September’s national election.
A Christian cleric on Thursday criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for kowtowing to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and downplaying human rights concerns as she headed to north Africa to expand trade and investment ties.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian conservative allies threw their weight Monday behind her quest for a fourth term, putting aside a long-running argument over her migrant policies as the country prepares for a national election in September.