The Two Women at the Top Inside the Relationship Between Berlin's Uncertain New Allies

Never before in German history have two governing parties been led by women. The country's political stability will now hinge on the relationship between Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel on Monday

Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel on Monday

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Angela Merkel together with then-Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991.

Angela Merkel together with then-Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991.

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Andrea Nahles together with Franz Müntefering in 2008.

Andrea Nahles together with Franz Müntefering in 2008.

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