Angie Abroad What Merkel's Win Means for Berlin's Allies

Foreign policy has never been one of Angela Merkel's strong suits. But several German allies will be watching closely to see how the chancellor might use her new-found power on the international stage.
The Chancellery will be watched closely in the coming months.

The Chancellery will be watched closely in the coming months.

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Photo Gallery: The German Election in Numbers

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Photo Gallery: The German Election in Numbers

French President François Hollande.

French President François Hollande.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron.

British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Friederike Heine