Letter From Berlin Merkel's First 100 Days -- Foreign Flair, Domestic Denial

Popular at home and lauded abroad, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a remarkable start in her first 100 days in office. But pressing domestic issues could quickly end her political honeymoon.
Von Marc Young
Two smiling conservatives and one glum Social Democrat? Peter Ramsauer (CSU), Volker Kauder (CDU) und Peter Struck (SPD) assess the 100 balance of the grand coalition.

Two smiling conservatives and one glum Social Democrat? Peter Ramsauer (CSU), Volker Kauder (CDU) und Peter Struck (SPD) assess the 100 balance of the grand coalition.

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