27 July 2013

The election to the 18th German Bundestag will be held on 22 September 2013

The German election is just eight weeks away.

Most observers assume that Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre-right coalition) will be re-elected when Germans go to the polls on September 22, 2013. She is extremely popular, and her party is far ahead in the polls. A victory for the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) would confirm Ms. Merkel's transformation from a once-shaky campaigner to one of the most popular leaders in the democratic world and shows how successful the 58-year-old former physicist has become in Europe's biggest economy.