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Angela Merkel’s government threatened with collapse

Posted By admin On June 15, 2010 @ 3:51 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Kate Connolly
London Guardian [1]
June 15, 2010

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition government looked to be close to collapse today, weakened by a string of disagreements and intense infighting over austerity cuts, policy reform and the departure of senior conservatives.

Less than eight months after it took office, the government was given only a narrow chance of running to a full term by the majority of Germans, 53% of whom said in a poll they expected it to fall.

“Either we get things sorted out in Berlin, or it will soon be the end for the coalition,” said Jorg-Uwe Hahn, head of the Hessen branch of the Free Democrats (FDP), the junior coalition allies of the Christian Democrat Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU. Renate K√ľnast, leader of the opposition Greens, said: “The phrase ‘new elections’ is in the head and the heart of anyone who is thinking in a politically responsible way.”

Merkel called at the weekend for the government partners to bury the hatchet over their disagreements after a week when relations reached such a low that members of her government had variously referred to each other as “wild pigs” and “gherkin troops” (rank amateurs).

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