The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
After taking more than 13% of the vote, this young party is entering parliament for the first time. And a lot of people are upset about it.
The chancellor wins again, but the rise of the populists will probably force the next administration to the right.
The chancellor remains strong but right-wing populists are likely to enter parliament on Sunday.
A survey of young voters reveals a lack of engagement in politics.
Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
Angela Merkel is on course for victory but she will need to form a coalition, and there's more than one way to make that happen.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
The centre-left has had a torrid year, particularly in Europe, but there are glimmers of hope on the horizon and hope for it to regroup.
Follow the money to see if Angela Merkel is on course for a fourth term as chancellor after the September vote.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
The chancellor is hoping to play it safe ahead of September's vote – and that means skirting around certain topics.