Der Spiegel—For Chancellor Angela Merkel, Torturous Months Lie Ahead

Posted by Kendall Harmon

German Chancellor Angela Merkel can't be pleased about Fran├žois Hollande's election victory, but it will at least be bearable for her. The newfound self-confidence of her junior coalition partner, the FDP, which scored a surprise success in the state election of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, poses a greater threat to the chancellor.

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