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Schroeder, Merkel Fail to Reach an Agreement

From Times Wire Reports

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative leader Angela Merkel met for the first time since Sunday’s election but showed no signs of settling a bitter standoff over who won the vote and who should lead Germany if their parties are forced into a coalition.

Merkel’s party won 27.8%, and the Christian Social Union won 7.4%, giving their alliance 35.2%. Schroeder’s party won 34.3%.


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