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After elections, Germany’s economic policy will have far-reaching impact

Theo Leggett Sep 23, 2013
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BBC World Service

After elections, Germany’s economic policy will have far-reaching impact

Theo Leggett Sep 23, 2013
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected over the weekend. Her political party, the Christian Democratic Union, finished with about 42 percent of the vote, placing the CDU just below a majority of seats in the Bundestag. For Merkel, the hard work of actually forming a government is underway, with major implications going forward for the global economy. 

The BBC’s Theo Leggett joins Marketplace Morning Report host Mark Garrison to discuss. 

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