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The End of Center Political Parties in Germany?

  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.

Ambivalent Policies and the Loss of Western Values

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.