Letter from Berlin Merkel's Zombie Coalition Partner Puts Reelection at Risk

Chancellor Angela Merkel is at the peak of her popularity. But her coalition partner is in abysmal shape, an ongoing train wreck that only got worse over the weekend. Should it not return to health, Merkel might have difficulties staying in office after next fall's election.
Merkel is extremely popular, but she needs a partner.

Merkel is extremely popular, but she needs a partner.

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