Letter from Berlin Why Angela Merkel Will Win in September

It would take a Barack Obama to unseat Angela Merkel in the September election. Her rival Frank-Walter Steinmeier is anything but. The dour bureaucrat lacks the campaign skills needed to offset waning confidence in his Social Democrats.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier would like to become chancellor. Analysts say it's unlikely.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier would like to become chancellor. Analysts say it's unlikely.

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