The World from Berlin How Feminine Politics Has Found Success in Germany

Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft is the big winner in last Sunday's crucial state election in North Rhine-Westphalia. And she triumphed by taking a page from Chancellor Angela Merkel's playbook, German commentators say. The infusion of feminine politics could mark the country's political scene for years to come.
North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Hannelore Kraft trounced her CDU opponent on Sunday.

North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Hannelore Kraft trounced her CDU opponent on Sunday.

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-- Charles Hawley and Kate Ferguson