Germany’s fractured future

Chancellor Angela Merkel served as leader of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) for 20 years and has been in power for 16 years [Axel Schmidt/Pool/Reuters]

Sixteen years of Angela Merkel’s rule in Germany have ended in an election with a three-way split, and nothing yet is settled – including the legacy of Merkel, whose stability helped reshape a continent. The possible next chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is famously boring but still has scandals percolating around him. As the parties haggle it out, in what might be a long process towards forming a coalition government, it has left Germany and the world with one question – what’s next?

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Ruairi Casey (@Ruairi_Casey), reports on Germany for

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Source: Al Jazeera