Merkeldämmerung: The end of the Merkel era?

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major political blow at the end of September 2018 when her choice to lead the Christian Democratic parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Volker Kauder, lost out in a secret ballot to Ralph Brinkhaus. John Ryan wrote that with two important regional elections due to take place in October 2018 and a party congress scheduled for December 2018, the end of the Merkel era could now be on the horizon.

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In the state elections held in Hesse on 28 October 2018, Angela Merkel’s CDU and her grand coalition partner in the German government – the SPD – suffered heavy losses. Angela Merkel later announced on the 29 October 2018 that she would not stand for party leader at the CDU conference in December 2018, and would not put herself forward as a candidate for chancellor at Germany’s next federal elections.

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Deutsche Welle, 26.09.18: What now for Angela Merkel?
LSE European Institute: EuroppBlog, 08.11.18: The fight for succession – the CDU leadership battle heats up
ESO In Focus, June-July 2018: Tension within German government over migrant policy
LSE European Institute: EuroppBlog, 07.06.18: Backbench rebels are likely to give Merkel a headache over Europe
New Statesman, 26.09.18: No, it is not 'the beginning of the end' for Angela Merkel
LSE European Institute: EuroppBlog, 30.10.1: The SPD may deal the final blow to Angela Merkel’s chancellorship
Deutsche Welle: Tag: Angela Merkel
ESO: In Focus, October 2018: Merkel announces plans to retire as CDU party leader

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