'Maternal' Merkel's toughest challenge

German chancellor at forefront of eurozone bailout efforts, but she faces dissent at home.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has earned praise from some for her "maternal approach" to political leadership.

    "She does get people who don't nornally agree with each other to come to deals," says Irwin Collier of Berlin Free University.

    But with dissent at home over Germany's role in the eurozone and fears the country could be locked into permanently bailing out the economic bloc's struggling economies, Merkel faces the toughest challenge of her career.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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