Opinion Welcome to the New Germany

After Sunday's election, Germany's political landscape has been shaken up, perhaps for ever. Angela Merkel's conservatives will be able to form a coalition government with the business-friendly FDP, but the balance of power between the two parties has fundamentally shifted. And the once-powerful Social Democrats may never recover from their defeat.
Von Claus Christian Malzahn
Angela Merkel has won a second term as chancellor of Germany -- but at what price?

Angela Merkel has won a second term as chancellor of Germany -- but at what price?

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