Merkel's conservatives defeat SPD rivals in northern state vote

The result leaves the CDU short of sufficient support to rule alone in the state, but means the SPD cannot continue to govern in coalition with the Greens and the South Schleswig Party (SSW), which represents the ethnic Danish minority.

May 07, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

The German economy is humming, the budget is balanced, unemployment is down, and her country is widely seen as the strongest voice in a troubled EU.

Nov 21, 2016, 19:30 PM IST

Indian-origin Ashok Sridharan leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

 An Indian-origin candidate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is the favourite in today's mayoral election in the city of Bonn, according to latest opinion polls.

Sep 13, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

RIL to shut 2 units at Jamnagar

Reliance Industries today said it will shut down two units at its giant Jamnagar refinery complex for about a month starting Sunday for maintenance.

Mar 12, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

Merkel`s CDU, SPD move closer to form new coalition govt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Opposition Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to hold a third round of talks on Thursday as the two parties moved closer to form a new coalition government.

Oct 15, 2013, 14:13 PM IST

Angela Merkel`s party woos potential coalition partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) may agree on tax rises in order to form coalition government with centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), CDU officials suggested.

Sep 26, 2013, 12:52 PM IST

Angela Merkel appeals citizens to votes

Ahead of Sunday`s elections, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appealed to people for voting as latest polls suggest a highly suspenseful election Sunday, although she appeared all set for a third term.

Sep 21, 2013, 11:09 AM IST

Merkel`s CDU loses Lower Saxony polls in Germany

The CDU`s coalition partner FDP surprised pollsters and election analysts by finishing the race with 9.9 per cent votes.

Jan 21, 2013, 12:55 PM IST

Germany: Poll defeat `won’t weaken` Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that she won’t budge on the issue of budget discipline.

May 14, 2012, 21:03 PM IST

Merkel`s coalition loses German state vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s CDU and its junior coalition partner FDP suffered a debacle in the elections in Schleswig-Holstein.

May 07, 2012, 11:23 AM IST

Joachim Gauck elected new German president

Activist pastor Joachim Gauck was
elected German president by an overwhelming majority.

Mar 18, 2012, 08:58 AM IST

Merkel party suffers fresh poll setback in Berlin

Germany`s centre-left Social Democrats beat Angela Merkel`s conservatives in a regional election in the city-state of Berlin.

Sep 19, 2011, 00:24 AM IST

Merkel`s CDU routed in Hamburg state election

The rout will cost German Chancellor`s CDU three seats in the upper house.

Feb 21, 2011, 08:55 AM IST