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Angela Merkel's Greek tragedy

The Greek crisis has hit Angela Merkel hard. The German Chancellor lost a regional election in North Rhine-Westphalia at the weekend, meaning her CDU party and coalition allies no longer enjoy a majority in Germany's upper house of parliament. Many voters are angry that the eurozone is bailing out Athens to the tune of billions, and their wrath has left the CDU potentially unable to pass key legislation promised in its election campaign.

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