October 10, 2005
It seems all the hullabaloo over the razor-thin Parliamentary election victory of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Party has subsided, and a deal has been reached. Merkel will be the new Chancellor of Germany.
Under the agreement, which ends a three-week political deadlock, Merkel would have to give most of the seats in the new Cabinet to Schroeder's Social Democrats as the price of governing, including top jobs such as foreign minister.Well, a weak and ham-strung Pro-American German ally is better than nothing.
Merkel also said good relations with the United States Â— another possible sticking point with Schroeder's party Â— would be a priority.
"I am convinced that good trans-Atlantic relations are an important task and that they are in Germany's interests," she said.
Posted by: rightwingprof at October 10, 2005 03:44 PM (hj1Wx)
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