How Germany’s Angela Merkel has stayed in power for so long | UNPACKED

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    Many people don’t remember a Germany that wasn’t run by Angela Merkel. Germans go to the polls again in late 2021, and Angela Merkel has already announced she won’t run again. With no clear successor, a power vacuum is brewing in Berlin. The coming months will determine Merkel’s legacy, and the future of Germany and Europe. So how did she get to where she is? How did she manage to stay in power for so long?

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    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

    Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

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