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.
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.
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.
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.
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