German SPD leader quits in blow to Merkel’s loveless coalition

FILE PHOTO: Andrea Nahles, leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) leaves after a news conference following the European Parliament election results, in Berlin, Germany, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition with the center-left party. Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the SPD both bled support in last week’s European elections as voters turned away from mainstream political […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories