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Germany’s election stalemate

By Hans Kundnani  

This Sunday Germany goes to the polls to elect a new government. It has been an odd election. For the last four years, Germany has been run by a grand coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats—a temporary power sharing arrangement forced by a situation in which neither of the two main parties was able to form a majority with their preferred coalition partner after the last general election in 2005. After working together effectively if unspectacularly…

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