Germany's Conservative Meltdown The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union

Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union

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Graphic: DER SPIEGEL survey on refugees and CDU/CSU cooperation

Graphic: DER SPIEGEL survey on refugees and CDU/CSU cooperation

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