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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Merkel’s Awful Election Blunder
The German and world press universally laud
Angela Merkel’s election triumph in the German parliamentary elections. She has
won (not 100% sure) a third term and she fell only three seats short of the
holy grail of German politics – the absolute majority. Pundits say she won
because German voters like her slow but steady decision making and her
down-to-earth style. Few have pointed out that her election victory has been
marred by a huge electoral blunder.