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Angela Merkel’s Endgame?

The collapse of coalition negotiations has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel facing a stark choice between forming a minority government or new elections. But would a minority government necessarily be as bad as Germans have traditionally thought?

Angela Merkel after exploratory talks on forming a new government broke down Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images
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