The World from Berlin Merkel's Partner 'Has Been Reduced to a Laughingstock'

The sudden resignation of a senior official in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner, the Free Democrats, has renewed speculation about her government's health. If the FDP doesn't get its house in order quickly, say German commentators, there could be trouble ahead in Berlin.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner is in trouble.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner is in trouble.

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