Photo Gallery A Difficult Game of Coalition Poker

With the Social Democrats uninterested in governing with Angela Merkel, the chancellor is faced with the prospect of assembling a coalition involving four different political parties. The challenges are significant.
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Foto: FABRIZIO BENSCH/ REUTERS
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Foto: STEFANIE LOOS/ REUTERS
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Foto: Ralf Hirschberger/ dpa
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Foto: ODD ANDERSEN/ AFP