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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected as head of Germany's ruling party. The results show just how confident the Christian Democrats are in their powerful leader.
Angela Merkel has been re-elected as party chief of the CDU with 97 percent of delegates’ votes. And there’s no sign of Merkel fatigue. The chancellor has her sights set on the 2017 parliamentary elections.
Germany’s Free Democratic Party has failed to reach the 5 percent hurdle to remain in the Bundestag. According to early results they earned just 4.7 percent, which may force Merkel to find another coalition partner.
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.