World Sep 27

Angela Merkel, German chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party, and party general secretary Ronald Pofalla (right) greet supporters after the first exit polls in the German general election at party headquarters in Berlin on Sept. 27, 2009. Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Merkel Captures Second Term in German Elections

BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed victory for a new center-right government Sunday after elections propelled her Christian Democratic Union party and the pro-business Free Democrats to a majority.

World Sep 21

Germans watch Chancellor Angela Merkel on an outdoor television in September 2009. Photo by Larisa Epatko/PBS NewsHour
Economy Weighs on Germans as Election Nears

BERLIN -- As Germany slowly recovers from the economic crisis, the country's voters are still concerned about jobs and financial stability heading into Sunday's election, which will decide whether Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party stays in power.