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# Angela Merkel

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# friedrich merz
Merkel rival chosen as leader of Germany's conservative CDU by members
Merz will lead the opposition to the new government under Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, who succeeded Merkel last week.
# new german government
Olaf Scholz vows 'new beginning' for Germany as Angela Merkel exits
Merkel had served as chancellor for 16 years
# Germany
Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.
# Germany
German parties agree three-way deal that paves way for successor to Merkel
Olaf Scholz of the centre-left Social Democrats is set become Germany’s new chancellor
# Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel says Germany has ‘managed’ migrant influx
The German chancellor is preparing to step down
# farewell tour
Israel security will remain priority, Merkel says on farewell trip
The outgoing Chancellor is making her eight and final visit to Israel before retiring from politics.
# government formation
‘Long way to go’ in talks to form German government – Green leader
The centre-left Social Democrats, the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats have held talks following the election last month.
# goodbye merkel
Social Democrats likely contenders to lead German coalition government as exploratory talks begin
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will remain in office until a new government is in place.
# goodbye merkel
Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
For a country used to political stability after 16 years of Angela Merkel’s steady leadership, the coming weeks and months promise to be a rocky ride.
Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
# Bundestagswahl 2021
As Germany votes to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, here's how its electoral system works
60.4 million people are set to vote today.
# new chancellor
The 'eternal' chancellor: Angela Merkel prepares to leave the stage after 16 years in power
Merkel has been at the helm of Germany since 2005.
# Berlin
Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls
Climate change has emerged as a top voter concern among the 60.4 million people eligible to vote.
# Vaccine race
Half of Europeans now fully vaccinated as Merkel urges more Germans to get jabbed
“The more people are vaccinated, the freer we will be,” Angela Merkel said.
# Floods
Belgium holds a day of mourning as Angela Merkel visits flood victims in Germany
At least 200 people have died in western Europe, with rescuers still searching for victims.
# Floods
Merkel visits ravaged German villages as death toll from worst European flooding in living memory rises to 183
As Merkel travels to hard-hit regions, her successor as party leader was filmed laughing in a devastated town.
156 people have died in Germany.
At least 27 people have also lost their lives in neighbouring Belgium.
Historic downpours have also battered Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Flood warnings 'were not taken seriously' by German local authorities
Germany's 'flood of death' becomes political as climate change takes centre stage
# Germany
Polls open in Germany as right wing anti-migrant party looks set to make gains
The far-right anti-immigration AfD looks set to make gains on Merkel’s CDU party.
# Bundestag
Police clash with protesters as Germany passes law to impose 10pm curfews
Police said some 150 people were detained for throwing bottles, attacking officers and failing to comply with rules on wearing masks.
# Berlin
Two German conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she won’t be running for re-election.
# u-turn
Merkel apologises as Germany reverses plans for Easter Covid lockdown
‘The whole process has caused additional uncertainty, for which I ask all citizens to forgive me,’ Merkel said.
# emergency brake
Germany set to extend coronavirus lockdown measures again
Infections have increased steadily as the more contagious variant first detected in Britain has become dominant.
Six months before a general election, Angela Merkel's party reels after heavy losses in German regional polls
The governing party’s mismanagement of the pandemic is being blamed for the poor showing.
# chancellor
Angela Merkel's ally Armin Laschet elected as CDU leader
The vote kicks off the race for Germany’s top job – Chancellor ahead of Merkel stepping down in September.
# goodbye mutti
The new chancellor? These three men are fighting to replace Angela Merkel
Merkel has led her party for almost 20 years and her country since 2005.
# restrictions
Germany tightens Covid-19 lockdown measures over Christmas
Germany recorded 20,200 newly confirmed cases and 321 additional deaths today.
# Berlin
Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices
The car had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ painted on the other side.
# Close Call
Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.
# Russia
Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned a lack of support for the investigation could force Germany to rethink the German-Russian gas pipeline project.
# novichok
Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'
Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.
# EU recovery fund
Explainer: Will Ireland be a 'net contributor' to the EU's €750 billion recovery fund?
Member states will have to produce national recovery plans to access the funds.
# frugal four
EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.
# European Union
Explainer: Why is Germany suddenly backing the EU recovery fund?
Experts say the scale of the crisis and a German constitutional court ruling might have something to do with it.
# franco-german push
Merkel and Macron agree €500 billion virus recovery plan for Europe
French President Emmanuel Macron said today that Europe’s action at the start of the crisis wasn’t sufficient.
# Covid-19
Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play
There were encouraging signs in the battle against the virus across the continent over the weekend.
# Concern
'Really scared,' says Bundesliga's first coronavirus case
Paderborn’s Luca Kilian, 20, was the first player diagnosed with Covid-19 in the German top-flight.
# Germany
Favourite to replace Angela Merkel stands down amid far right row
Germany’s next national elections must take place by autumn next year.
# Cold War
Merkel calls for 'human rights and tolerance' as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall
Merkel herself grew up in East Germany and was a scientist working in Berlin on 9 November, 1989.
# afd
Far-right party makes major gains in German state election
Bjoern Hoecke previously labelled Berlin’s Holocaust memorial a “monument of shame”.
# Brexit
Pro-Brexit group apologises and deletes 'xenophobic' tweet targeting Germany's Merkel
The tweet featured an image of Merkel and invoked Britain’s wartime victories.
# No-deal brexit
Johnson short on detail on Brexit plans as diplomatic tour comes to an end at G7
Boris Johnson was speaking as the G7 conference draws to a close.
# G7
Trade, tech and Amazon fires: What's been discussed so far at the G7 Summit in France
The three-day summit will conclude later today.