The Europe Question Will Coalition Mean End of Austerity Angie?

Angela Merkel clearly won Sunday's German election, but she will need a coalition partner. Many in Europe are hoping an alliance with the center-left Social Democrats would mean a change in the chancellor's harsh austerity policies. Those hopes may be dashed.
All eyes in Europe were on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.

All eyes in Europe were on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.

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Photo Gallery: The German Election in Numbers