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.
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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wound up her campaign for a historic third term with an appeal to voters to back her defense of the euro as Social Democrat Peer Steinbrueck pledged to give Germany renewed direction.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main challenger, Peer Steinbrueck, teared up at a party event that sought to play on his compassionate side, as a poll showed his Social Democrats at their lowest level of the year.
Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed the opposition’s campaign platform as bad for Germany, as she sought to close down her main challenger Peer Steinbrueck’s chances of entering government after the federal election.
Germany’s main opposition Social Democratic Party unveiled an election-year focus on narrowing a growing income divide in Europe’s biggest economy, as it seeks to prevent Chancellor Angela Merkel from winning a third term.
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.