Saarland

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Nerves of steel: new CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was just 19 when she joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1981. Holding back tears on Friday, she admitted never (...)

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate for the party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer getting her portrait taken. AKK, as she is known,  is Angela Merkel’s choice as successor. File photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

What is happening on Friday in Hamburg? After 18 years, Angela Merkel is standing down as leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after  talks with potential coalition partners in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the pro-business Free Democrats described their first talks on building a coalition government(...)

  Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, lead candidate of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), celebrates   after the initial election result  in Saarland, Germany. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a regional election in the western state of Saarland on Sunday, dealing a setback to their Social (...)

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Puettlingen, southwestern Germany. Photograph: Arne Dedert/AFP/Getty Images

Germans in the small western state of Saarland voted on Sunday in a regional election that could deliver an upset to chancellor Angela Merkel and hurt(...)

Wolfgang Schäuble: Chancellor Angela Merkel is keen to keep Mr Schäuble in place as finance minister and the 71-year-old has expressed his readiness to stay. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Wolfgang Schäuble is on course for a second term as German finance minister with the Social Democratic Union (SPD) reportedly ready to forgo control o(...)