Lizza, Ryan
October 2005
New Republic;10/3/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 14, p11
Offers a look at political conditions in Germany following an election for the chancellorship between incumbent Gerhard Schröder and opposition candidate Angela Merkel. Failure of Schröder to win a plurality; Percentage of votes won by the Social Democratic Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the Free Democrats; Discussion of Schröder's political campaign; Criticism of Merkel for naming Paul Kirchhof, a flat-rate income tax proponent, as her future finance minister; Claim that Merkel's status as a working woman without children was a factor; Possibility that the Christian Democrats will form a coalition with the Social Democrats and the Green Party.


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