German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down growing frustration in her party over concessions made in coalition talks with the Social Democrats, saying that she’s confident the two sides will strike an accord within days.
German election challenger Peer Steinbrueck probably failed to close Chancellor Angela Merkel’s lead in the polls during the campaign’s only debate, as they sparred over the economy and the euro-region debt crisis.
The world is a grim place in the wake of the financial crisis, and it won’t get better soon, says Peer Steinbrueck , the German Social Democrat who served as finance minister under Angela Merkel from 2005 to 2009.
Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Germans for four more years to strengthen the economy as her Social Democratic challenger Peer Steinbrueck accused her of lulling the nation to sleep with a lack of action.
Chancellor Angela Merkel laid down a marker for Sunday’s televised election debate with a warning that shoots of economic recovery risk being uprooted unless Germany sticks with her prescription for the euro-area crisis.