Merkel Pushes the Emergency Button: Moratorium Seen as Ploy to Placate Voters

15th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the temporary shutdown of seven of Germany's 17 nuclear plants pending a three-month safety check in response to the Fukushima accident. Opposition parties say is it's a calculated move to allay public fear and avert defeat in three regional elections this month.

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