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Who’s Who in the CDU Race for Presidency?

On the one hand, it’s expected that a newly elected party chairperson will either cooperate with the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the format of a de-facto dual-head of the government or, on the other hand, trigger a new power struggle, in which Merkel won’t be able to end her current government until 2021.

Dual-Citizenship of Turks: A Populist Instrument in German Politics?

ven though the annual convention of the CDU’s youth wing held on 6 October got public attention due to some of the critical statements made against Chancellor Merkel’s leadership, one interesting stance by the CDU’s General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is known as one of Merkel’s closest allies, has been partly disregarded in particular by the Turkish public.

What Changed 25 Years After the Solingen Arson Attack

Many policymakers, above all German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Justice Minister Katarina Barley and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who came to Germany in order to join the commemoration, appealed to Germany’s people to remember the young republics deadliest racist attacks.