FDP is struggling to regain ground with voters and renew their coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives in September. At a weekend congress the FDP is hashing out its positions on key issues, including no new taxes.
The pro-business Free Democrat party, or FDP, has chosen a new leader. Christian Lindner will be charged with picking the party back up after its worst ever election result, when it failed to win a place in parliament.
Germany's business-oriented Free Democratic Party (FDP) is technically still in government, but to all intents and purposes the party is dead. The question now is whether its new leader, Christian Lindner, can revive it.
The new leader of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP), Christian Lindner, has called for the party to rethink its political role. He also condemned Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for "breaking their word."
Free Democrats chief Philipp Rösler is set to resign following a disappointing election showing that saw the party fail to reach parliament. The Greens leadership is also reportedly stepping down.
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