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German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

Feb. 13, 2018 2:43 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party shuffled its top leadership Tuesday, seeking to end internal squabbles and re-focus its members on passing an agreement to form a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. The Social Democrats last week reached a coalition...

Germany's Social Democrats name Olaf Scholz, party deputy and Hamburg mayor, to be interim leader

Feb. 13, 2018 1:31 PM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democrats name Olaf Scholz, party deputy and Hamburg mayor, to be interim leader.

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Feb. 7, 2018 1:25 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The center-left Social Democrats' leaders now have...

Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

Jan. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats made a final push Saturday to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition government, saying it was the best option left on the table. The center-left party, which...