Spats Within Germany's CDU Could Cause Political Paralysis

MIN READMar 31, 2021 | 20:17 GMT

CDU party chairman Armin Laschet speaks on the occasion of the start of the participation campaign for the CDU's election program March 30, 2021, in Berlin.

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Disputes within Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union could undermine Berlin's efforts to handle the COVID-19 crisis, and delay the country’s economic recovery. The CDU's drop in popularity also opens the door to a lengthy coalition-building process after the federal election in September, which would result in policy paralysis in Germany and, to some extent, in the rest of the European Union....

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