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Merkel’s Government - Mired in Conflict?

September 20, 2018

One year after last September's election, Angela Merkel is once again struggling to keep her coalition government together. What does it mean for Germany, and for Europe? Our guests: Nina Haase (DW Correspondent), Andreas Kluth (Handelsblatt Global), Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel).


Our guests:

DW Sendung Quadriga Malte Lehming
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Malte Lehming, an author and editor at the Berlin-based daily Der Tagesspiegel. Malte says that: “By firing Hans-Georg Maaßen, Angela Merkel has saved her coalition government. But the price is that she lost the respect of many voters.” 

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Andreas Kluth, editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global. Andreas says: "Germany's so-called Grand Coalition was never meant to be, and is doomed to failure -- just when it should be tackling huge tasks."


DW Sendung Quadriga Nina Haase
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Nina Haase, the head of DW’s domestic politics unit, believes: "Angela Merkel's biggest problem is her own interior minister. One big step to restore voters' trust in politics would be to replace Horst Seehofer."