Angela Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor

Merkel Wins 4th Term, but Tough Road Ahead with AfD Nationalist Wins

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In one of the most anticipated elections of the year, German’s cast their votes on Sunday to re-elect current chancellor Angela Merkel to a historic fourth term. Her re-election was far from a political surprise, but going into her next four years, she will have to face the reality that her …

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Obama Poster Gives Hope to Merkel Campaign

Obama Becomes New Face of Merkel Campaign Poster

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s national election is only days away as voters set out to determine who the next leader of the country will be on Sunday September 24th. Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be ready to sweep the election to earn herself a historic fourth term according to polls, but as we have …

Sources: The Washington Post

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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AfD mistakes Swiss mountain as German in political ad

Oops: Nationalist AfD Party Mistakes Switzerland for Germany in Campaign Poster

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s far-right AfD (Alternative for Deutschland) political party is known for making headlines, but it most cases it is due to the party being clear on a stance that is proven to be quite controversial. However, when the party put out their latest campaign poster urging voters to “Take Back …

Sources: CNN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Was Trump’s Unexpected Call to Merkel an Attempt to Smooth Over Relations?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite declaring media reports of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s March disastrous visit to the White House as fake news, President Trump added an unexpected phone call to his schedule with Merkel last week in what has been called an attempt to smooth over the relationship. Trump made the call to Merkel last Monday to offer his …

Sources: CNN

Photo: Michael Vadon [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Fake News

Facebook Hopes to Stop Fake News From Spreading in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After the media in the US attempted to blame Donald Trump’s presidential victory on ‘fake news’, Germany has voiced their own concern that the upcoming election could suffer a similar problem. The fear, as a result, prompted Facebook to roll out a specialized filtering system that will make an effort to …

Sources: Financial Times

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel CDU Essen Speech

Merkel Calls For Burqa Ban as She Starts Fourth Term Run

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have scored brownie points with the more than one million refugees when she readily welcomed them into the country over the last two years, but as she kicks off her campaign for a fourth term, Merkel addressed her fellow party members with a revised agenda that …

Sources: DW, CNN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Angela Merkel Press Smile

Angela Merkel Faces Toughest Challenge Yet, Announces Run for Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There is no skirting around the fact that German Chancellor Angela Merkel lies in the center of quite possibly the largest divide the country has seen since the end of the Cold War, and despite falling approval numbers and an abundance of refugees pushing the country past its limits, she announced on Sunday …

Sources: Washington Post [1][2], CNN, New York Times

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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CNN: Angela Merkel Will Run for Fourth Term as German Chancellor

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Coming out of some rocky elections in both in the UK and United States, CNN spoke with Norbert Roettgen, a key politician in Angela Merkel’s CDU party, to weigh in on the Chancellor being one of the last leaders standing to hold onto the liberal order in the trans-Atlantic area. “She will run for chancellor,” …

Sources: CNN

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel Smile

With No Major Challenger in Sight, Is Merkel Set for Fourth Term?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While election season in the US is set to wrap up in just a few hours, Germany is just getting started with their own messy election set for 2017, and despite record low approval ratings, one analyst explained to CNBC why Merkel may hold on to her position as Germany’s Chancellor …

Sources: CNBC

Photo: OCHA / Berk Özkan [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Angela Merkel Summit

Merkel Receiving Support From Allies for a Fourth Term

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has remained quiet about her intentions to run for a fourth term in the 2017 elections, saying she will make her intentions clear when the time calls for it, but that hasn’t stopped some surprise support from political allies in recent weeks. Manfred Weber, deputy leader of …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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