Dirk Kurbjuweit
Dirk Kurbjuweit

Angela Merkel in the Corona Crisis Germany's Chancellor Hits the Wall

Dirk Kurbjuweit
An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit
An Essay by Dirk Kurbjuweit
Germany managed the first coronavirus wave better than most. But this fall, the country hasn't done nearly as well, with case numbers and deaths spiking upward. Did Angela Merkel drop the ball?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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DER SPIEGEL 52/2020
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The state and its leading political figures must constantly be in top form – and that simply isn't possible in an extended power vacuum.
Ultimately, only the results really matter, and those results aren't great.
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