Photo Gallery: The Loneliness of Guido Westerwelle
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Photo Gallery: The Loneliness of Guido Westerwelle

Dissent within the Free Democrats Party Rebels Sharpen Knives for Guido Westerwelle

Chancellor Merkel's junior coalition partners, the Free Democrats, have hit rock bottom. Now, a movement is afoot to topple their leader, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, ahead of important regional elections next year. Westerwelle, though, wants to remain at the head of his party. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan