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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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Chancellor Angela Merkel, the one-time all-conquering politician, has proved incapable of preventing Germany's political fragmentation. And if polarization results in snap elections, the consequences will reverberate across the Continent. ...

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