The Foreign Desk

Explainer 141: Is Merkel's departure a blow to liberal democracy?

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14 November 2018

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As soon as Angela Merkel announced her exit from politics, international media were reporting the end of democracy as we know it – the final nail in the coffin of political decency. But, as our Berlin correspondent Kati Krause explains, it's nowhere near that bad. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

14 November 2018

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