Germany's Super Election Year Political Landscape in Flux ahead of 2009 Votes

The year 2009 is full of elections in Germany, with voters in five states set to cast their ballots and a nationwide vote scheduled for September. The result may be a fundamental shift in the country's political landscape.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants Chancellor Merkel's job. His path to getting it is filled with potential pitfalls.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants Chancellor Merkel's job. His path to getting it is filled with potential pitfalls.

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