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Letter from Berlin Presidential Battle Leaves Merkel Goverment Teetering

Last week, Germany lost a president. Over the weekend, the country almost lost its government as well. The choice to nominate Joachim Gauck as the country's next head of state exposed significant differences within Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition and left behind deep scars in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government almost collapsed over the weekend.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government almost collapsed over the weekend.

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