A Failed Love Affair Given the Choice, Merkel Would Keep Left-Right Coalition

In the past, the partner of choice for Germany's conservative Christian Democrats has been the business-friendly Free Democrats. The FDP has fared well this year and could get enough votes to join the next government. But many say Angela Merkel would rather stick with the Social Democrats.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Does She Really Want to Govern with the business-friendly Free Democratic Party?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Does She Really Want to Govern with the business-friendly Free Democratic Party?

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Photo Gallery: An Outmoded Relationship
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Photo Gallery: An Outmoded Relationship

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.