May 17, 2012
It's Getting Lonely for Merkel Within Her Party
Roland Nelles, Der Spiegel
Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her tough side by firing Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen after he lost a key state election for her conservative party. The demise of the former political star is yet another sign of the ongoing disintegration of Merkel's government. Rottgen is the latest in a long line of senior conservatives who has met with a sticky end.
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