German elections: Who could succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel? – BBC Newsnight

Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, prepares to head to the polls to elect a new chancellor to succeed Angela Merkel. Please subscribe HERE

Germans are voting on Sunday, September 26, in parliamentary elections that mark the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years in office.

While the race to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor is wide open, opinion polls have given the centre-left a lead over the outgoing chancellor’s conservatives for the first time in 15 years.

Newsnight’s Mark Urban reports from the campaign trail.

Produced by Mihret Yohannes and filmed by Jack Garland.

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