Strategizing Against the Social Democrats Bavarians Grumble over Merkel's Valium Campaign

Angela Merkel's conservatives got a boost in the polls after Sunday's television debate, but so did Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Social Democrats. Members of the Christian Social Union, the Christian Democrats' Bavarian sister party, fear the conservatives' plan to govern with the business-friendly Free Democrats may be in jeopardy.
The current election has been so tame in Germany, that some are comparing it to a campagin on valium.

The current election has been so tame in Germany, that some are comparing it to a campagin on valium.

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