Germany's Merkel May Need To Include Opponents In Her Coalition

Sep 20, 2013
Originally published on September 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Angela Merkel is likely to win a third term in elections Sunday, but there may be a change in the makeup of her coalition government. It is possible that Merkel's main opponents, the Social Democrats, will be a major part of the coalition, and they would likely push for more stimulus measures to help struggling economies in the eurozone, rather than the austerity that Germany has demanded up until now.