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Germany's Political Woes Spell Trouble for Europe

Nov 7, 2018 | 12:30 GMT
Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, addresses the Bundestag on Oct. 17.

Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union parliamentary group, addresses the Bundestag on Oct. 17. Germany -- as well as the rest of the Continent -- will experience major changes as Angela Merkel slowly exits the scene.

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Angela Merkel's announcement that she will not stand for re-election as the leader of Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is raising questions about the political future of the largest economy in Europe. Merkel wants to remain German chancellor until the end of her term in 2021, but the...

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