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German Chancellor: Angela Merkel

German Political Parties

Germany in 2011

  • On February 5, 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected calls for immediate elections in Egypt, branding it 'wrong.'
  • February 19, 2011: Media reports say that Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is set to lose to Social Democrats (SPD) in the Hamburg state elections, the results of which will be announced on February 20, 2011. Hamburg state elections are the first of the seven states for which elections will be held this year.
  • February 20, 2011: Preliminary report says the opposition Social Democrats made big gains and would form the next government at Hamburg.