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P 4787 Merkel now has to prove her worth as crisis manager

NRC NL 2010.05.11

German chancellor Angela Merkel paid the price for the Greek bailout on Sunday as her party took a beating in the state election in North Rhine-Westphalia.
By Joost van der Vaart in Berlin

Sunday was a fateful day for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. In the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, her party, the Christian democratic CDU, was severely punished by voters.

In Brussels, her finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, plagued by health problems, ended up in hospital just before a crisis meeting over the euro.
by jpflege | 2010-05-13 20:28 | 601 DⅡ Politik
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