Photo Gallery: Merkel's Nuclear Option
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Photo Gallery: Merkel's Nuclear Option

Out of Control Merkel Gambles Credibility with Nuclear U-Turn

In the aftermath of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made an astounding political U-turn. She went from being an enthusiastic supporter of nuclear energy to arguing for phasing it out as soon as possible. Many feel her new course is not credible, and it is legally, financially and politically risky. By SPIEGEL Staff.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan