Merkel vs Shulz Live Debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, and Martin Schulz, leader of Germany's social democratic SPD party and candidate for Chancellor, face-off in their only live television debate before this month's general elections, in a crucial match that could sway millions of voters.

In the video above, see how the German federal election works and who elects the Chancellor.

 

Photo: File pictures of Angela Merkel (L) and Martin Schulz (R). | TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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