Germany Angela Merkel finally faces critics in Chemnitz Schulz's other problem is his opponent. COM in 30 languages. The Social Democratic Party has once again fallen away in opinion polls ahead of a crucial state election in North Rhine-Westphalia. Whoever it turns out to be could well pull the party away from the political center — wherever that is. DW News on Facebook
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Therein lies the germ of the SPD's recent malaise. It feels like a haunting comedown for the center-left. Middle East In Yemen's war, locals struggle to stay neutral You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Schulz's other problem is his opponent. A guide to Germany's possible coalitions After the latest regional elections in Schleswig-Holstein, no party has emerged with an absolute majority. Angela Merkel's immediate task is to organize the contest over who will be her successor as leader of the CDU.