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Merkel's re election strengthens her hand in Eurozone

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Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

German Chancellor Angela Merkel scored a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary elections - giving her a third term in office. However, Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats did not win an absolute majority and analysts say that - for a coalition partner - she is likely to turn to the rival Social Democrats - with whom she ruled between 2005 and 2009. RFI spoke to - Enrique Uter-wedde, Deputy Director of the Franco-German institute in Luwigsburg and asked him how a coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats might change the way Angela Merkel handles the Eurozone crisis.

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