Letter from Berlin: FDP Turmoil Spells Trouble for Merkel

5th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel is deeply worried about her junior coalition partner, the Free Democrats, who are in turmoil following regional election defeats. The departure of Guido Westerwelle as FDP leader has deprived her of a close ally. The FDP's crisis is her crisis too: governing will get even more difficult.

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