Political High Flyer Faces a Crash Landing - German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière | People and Politics | DW | 30.05.2013
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Political High Flyer Faces a Crash Landing - German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière

For a long time Thomas de Maizière was a top minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet. The Christian Democrat was considered to be a seasoned politician who was above reproach and had the makings of a future chancellor. But now, after cancelling a surveillance drone program he'd known was in trouble for years, de Maizière's image has been dealt a severe blow.

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