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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Legacy In Germany After 16 Years Of Leadership05:08
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German chancellor Angela Merkel smiles behind German flags at the party headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Michael Sohn/AP)
German chancellor Angela Merkel smiles behind German flags at the party headquarters in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Michael Sohn/AP)

Germany will soon have a leader not named Angela Merkel for the first time in 16 years.

Germans vote Sunday for a new parliament and government, and the longtime chancellor plans to step down when a new government is formed.

Merkel has been a fixture in European politics. She's presided over a Germany with increasing influence on the continent. So what legacy does she leave?

Here & Now's Scott Tong speaks with Loveday Morris, Berlin bureau chief for our partners at The Washington Post.

This segment aired on September 23, 2021.

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