Merkel’s farewell turns sour as Social Democrats win polls in Germany

BERLIN: German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz vowed on Monday to strengthen the European Union and keep up the transatlantic partnership in a three-way coalition government he hopes to form by Christmas to take over from Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) came first in Sunday’s national election, just ahead of the conservatives, and aim to lead a government for the first time since 2005 … Continue reading Merkel’s farewell turns sour as Social Democrats win polls in Germany