German politics news – head of Merkel’s coalition partner party to resign

Some German politics if you are following along.

  • German Social Democrat leader Andrea Nahles is to resign her position
  • The party performed poorly in recent elections (15.8% of the vote in last week’s European Parliament election, coming in 3rd to Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens. Lost key seats).
  • This could prompt questions within the party on supporting Merkel and could thus destabilise the German government.
Something to keep an eye on for the euro, not a positive!