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As German Election Looms, Politicians Face Voters' Wrath for Ties to Carmakers - New York Times

FRANKFURT — Sometimes it is hard to tell where the German government ends and the auto industry begins. Daimler and Volkswagen's top lobbyists were once close aides to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, used to sit on ...and more »

Social media 'bots' tried to influence the US election. Germany may be next - Science Magazine

On 3 September, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main opponent Martin Schulz faced off in an election debate that many viewers panned as more of a duet than a duel, a far livelier effort was underway on social media. People on Twitter started ...and more »

The Ad Guru Hired to Help Reshape Angela Merkel's Image - TIME

Poets and historians have filled thick tomes in attempting to define the modern German character. But Thomas Strerath, one of the image makers behind the re-election campaign of Chancellor Angela Merkel, says he can manage it in only two words: Angst ...and more »

Angela Merkel's quiet power - BBC News

She has endured a global financial crisis, turmoil over migration policy, and the disruption caused by Brexit. But what drove her to power? The Wall. It was a mild November night. And in Berlin something unbelievable was happening. Hundreds, and then ...and more »

Angela Merkel Has Everything Except a Legacy - Foreign Policy (blog)

The German chancellor has spent 12 years fending off, deterring, and patching up. But in her last term, can she build anything lasting? By Stefan Kornelius. | September 14, 2017, 1:00 PM. German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech as she ...and more »

German election: Why this is a turning point - BBC News

Angela Merkel has won four more years as chancellor and will continue to command the stage in Germany. But this is her party's worst performance with her as leader and overnight Germany's political scene has changed. The third biggest force in Germany ...and more »

Post-election conundrum awaits Germany's Merkel - Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe's most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after next week's vote, but who with and how long they will take to get going.and more »

German right-wing party on course to enter parliament - The Times of Israel

Polls predict AfD Alternative for Germany could win some 10% of the vote in Sept. 24 elections; may even become third largest party. By Frank Jordans and CHRISTOPH NOELTING 13 September 2017, 8:59 pm 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print ...and more »

Angela Merkel partly responsible for AfD success, Foreign Minister Gabriel says - Deutsche Welle

"Not every potential AfD voter is a right-wing radical," Gabriel told German news magazine Der Spiegel. Gabriel, a Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician who until recently held the post of economy minister, said that during the refugee crisis he had ...and more »

Angela Merkel has a huge lead in polls ahead of German election - but are they accurate? - Deutsche Welle

The German election has two faces. Most observers consider the race at the top over, with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel running around 15 percent ahead of her Social Democratic (SPD) rival Martin Schulz. Yet skepticism remains about the ...and more »