Is Angela Merkel a lame duck? | DW News

Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel, is known as an international stateswoman. But now, half-way through her final term as chancellor, many say her influence on the global stage is waning. When it comes to foreign policy, she is often restrained by her Social Democrat coalition partners. Critics also accuse Merkel and her party of running out of ideas and leaving others, like French president Emmanual Macron, to fill the vacuum. In the autumn of her last term as chancellor, the woman long seen as the leader of Europe is running out of time to prove her mettle.

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