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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Ludwigshafen, western Germany, on Aug. 30, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/AFP/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Ludwigshafen, western Germany, on Aug. 30, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/AFP/Getty Images)
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More than three months after its election, Germany still has no new government. Angela Merkel, now the acting chancellor, is still struggling to form a governing coalition, and talks with Germany's center-left Social Democrats are expected to begin this weekend.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (@sorayanelson) in Berlin.

This segment aired on January 5, 2018.

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