Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks
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Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And when Germany's in a holding pattern, Europe's in a holding pattern. Why is a nation that boasts near-full employment and robust growth finding it so hard to form a government? Is this Angela Merkel's last chance?
Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.