Germany's Merkel Could Be Facing New Elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves in her car from the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin, where she met the German president on Nov. 20, 2017 after coalition talks failed overnight. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves in her car from the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin, where she met the German president on Nov. 20, 2017 after coalition talks failed overnight. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the biggest challenge in her 12 years as Germany's leader. Talks to form a new government have collapsed after Merkel's two-party bloc won the election in September without the majority needed to form a government on its own.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd get the latest from the BBC's Damien McGuinness (@damienmcguin) in Berlin.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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