Letter from Berlin Has Muddling Merkel Lost Her Touch?

Fighting, bickering and name-calling. Eight months after voters returned Angela Merkel to the Chancellery at the head of a center-right coalition, her government is not cutting a good figure. Some are asking if the chancellor herself has forgotten how to lead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership has been under fire lately.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership has been under fire lately.

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