Election in Germany: The race to succeed Angela Merkel
Germany’s parliamentary elections are underway with just one thing certain: the era of Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming to an end after 16 years in power. The race for her successor remains wide open.
Two parties are battling it out on top: Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union and the center-left Social Democratic Party. The Greens appear behind in the polls, but remain a big factor in possible post-election efforts to craft a coalition government.
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