• How Germany's Election Has Thrown Open the Merkel Succession Race

    4 days ago - By Washington Post

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down following September's election after 16 years in power, it won't just be her legacy that's at stake. Germany's leadership of Europe will be under scrutiny. Over four terms leading coalition governments, Merkel put her stamp on the continent and the wider world, defending moderation and a global vision that came under attack from nationalists around the planet. Yet criticism of her handling of Covid-19, resistance from regional leaders to her lockdo
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