The World from Berlin 'The Beginning of the Merkel Era'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has long been criticized for her meekness and indecision. It is an image she is doing her best to change this autumn. Her fiery speech at a Christian Democratic party convention on Monday has German commentators saying that the CDU is finally and completely in her hands.
Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Christian Democratic convention on Monday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Christian Democratic convention on Monday.

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-- Charles Hawley