Country without a Government Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition

Three months after the election, Germany is as far away from a governing coalition as ever and Social Democrats don't expect an agreement before Easter. Meanwhile, Germany's influence in the EU is on the wane. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
The Chancellery in Berlin

The Chancellery in Berlin

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Chancellor Merkel (right) during talks to form a government

Chancellor Merkel (right) during talks to form a government

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