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Photo Gallery: German Regional Election Could Rock Merkel's Coalition

Snap Election in NRW State Vote Threatens Merkel's Government

A snap election in North Rhine-Westphalia will put Chancellor Angela Merkel's government under intense strain this spring. Her junior partner, the FDP, is putting its own survival above coalition unity. And an early tactical error by her party's candidate, Norbert Röttgen, could wreck its chance of winning the vote.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan