Who's Afraid of Angela Merkel?: The Life, Political Career, and Future of the New German Chancellor
Reutter, Werner, International Journal
Many believe Angela Merkel's political masterpiece to be a surprisingly short article that appeared on 22 December 1999 in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. This article was to pave her way to the top of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a right-of-centre party, and eventually to the German chancellorship. Yet, at the turn of the 21st century the CDU had to cope with the deepest crisis since its founding in 1945. A few days before Merkel's article was published the former chancellor, Helmut Kohl, who had led and dominated the CDU between 1973 and 1998, had publicly confessed to have illegally accepted financial donations. To make things worse, he refused-and still refuses-to reveal …
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Publication information: Article title: Who's Afraid of Angela Merkel?: The Life, Political Career, and Future of the New German Chancellor. Contributors: Reutter, Werner - Author. Journal title: International Journal. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2005. Page number: 214+. © Canadian Institute of International Affairs Fall 1997. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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