AFD Now Germany’s “Second Largest Party,” Says Latest Poll

The populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is now Germany’s second largest party, displacing the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from that position for the first time since the founding of the modern... Read more »

Merkel Backs Down over Internal Party “Dispute” to Stay in Power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed down in her election-engineered fake “dispute” with her Bavarian coalition party partner in order to stay in power, agreeing to the building of “transit centers” on... Read more »

Merkel Buys another Two Weeks of Political Life

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a last-minute compromise to grant her another two-week extension to save her ruling coalition—and her own political career—this week, by persuading Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to agree... Read more »

German Coalition Spat over Fake Refugees Might Cause Merkel’s Final Collapse

The Angela Merkel government stands on the brink of a final collapse after a decades-long alliance between the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) and Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) teeters on collapse... Read more »