Namely, the SPD eventually, and surprisingly for some hasty commentators, decided to continue to support Merkel’s current grand coalition government with the majority of the SPD delegates voting against a motion to quit the party.
Following these discordant stances and statements from the French head of state, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel has openly condemned Macron, particularly his statements on NATO, stressing that his view does not correspond to hers.
Merz prefers to officially support Kramp-Karrenbauer while simultaneously continuing to appear as an alternative in any future leadership crisis, something…
Among them is Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Even despite this, since 2013 the SPD has interestingly insisted on continuing to be the junior partner of Chancellor Merkel’s grand coalition governments.
AKK who is currently Chancellor Merkel’s preferred successor, stated that Germany “cannot just stand by and watch and not do anything” about Syria, while outlining her safe zone suggestion, one that which would be internationally controlled and involve Turkey and Russia.
Scholz is considered to be a person who would bring more stability to Merkel’s shaky grand coalition, and is seen as a rather persuasive figure from an economic perspective.
ince 2005, Germany’s strongest conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, has undergone a quite remarkable transformation process during the Merkel era.
On the one hand, former defense minister and a close ally of Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen (CDU), was elected as the new European Commission President.
Von der Leyen is considered as loyal to the chancellor Merkel, therefore her appointment represents a success for Merkel, who had been put in the minority in recent days by the other heads of state and government of the European parliament when she had carried out the candidacy of the socialist Timmermans for the leadership of the Commission.
Maaßen is the person who in the near past openly came against Germany’s Chancellor, Merkel – to the person whose authority he was actually working under.
The current federal government is the third grand coalition under the leadership of Angela Merkel (CDU), who has been head of the federal republic since 2005, when she defeated the SPD-Greens coalition government (1998-2005) and became the country’s first female chancellor.
AKK, who is known for her close alliance with Angela Merkel, will most likely differentiate herself from her ally in terms of populist policies, statements, and in particular, one-sided elaborations of Turkish politics.
n the past week, German political circles have been discussing whether a potential dispute will erupt between Angela Merkel and her party’s (CDU) chairperson, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK).
In this sense, it was also not a big surprise that some world leaders did not prefer to use the term terrorism and deliberately circumvented this description, while others such as Chancellor Merkel and her Social Democrat coalition partners (e.
Germany’s Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Norbert Röttgen (CDU), described the Venezuelan President Maduro as a dictator while German foreign minister Heiko Maas (SPD) preferred the term “Maduro regime” – all these declarations occurred during a time when Merkel came together with Egypt’s authoritarian leader.
fter 18 years of ruling Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), Chancellor Merkel’s official role in the party came to an end on Friday.