Merkel's Lame Duck Government Stasis in Berlin as Campaign Season Approaches

The general election in Germany is just four months away and little time is left for Chancellor Angela Merkel to complete important projects. Acrimony is intensifying in Berlin.
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Chancellor Angela Merkel

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Chancellor Angela Merkel

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DER SPIEGEL 22/2021
SPIEGEL International
When asked why things have become snarled, coalition politicians point to "campaign maneuvering” and "tactical gamesmanship.”
"As far as our side is concerned, a quick solution is possible.”

SPD deputy floor leader Matthias Miersch