The World from Berlin 'Merkel's CDU Has Become Intellectually Comatose'

Angela Merkel was overwhelmingly re-elected as her party's leader on Tuesday, providing her strong support as next year's general elections approach. German commentators on Wednesday say the chancellor seems to have transcended party politics -- and that this might not be a good thing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no more challengers left in her own party.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no more challengers left in her own party.

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Photo Gallery: The Changing Faces of Angela Merkel
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Photo Gallery: The Changing Faces of Angela Merkel

-- SPIEGEL Online Staff