The World from Berlin 'Westerwelle's Days As Party Leader Are Numbered'

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's foreign minister and leader of the Free Democrats, is fighting for his political life. A speech he gave on Thursday may have silenced internal party critics for now, but many editorialists don't expect him to survive a tough year of state elections.
German Foreign Minister and FDP leader Guido Westerwelle delivers his speech.

German Foreign Minister and FDP leader Guido Westerwelle delivers his speech.

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-- Siobhán Dowling