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Merkel triumphs, seeks coalition

STEADY AS SHE GOES:The euro inched up yesterday as investors anticipated continuity in Berlin’s austerity-focused approach to struggling eurozone members

Reuters, BERLIN

However, the CDU’s conservative wing, embodied by tough-talking parliamentary leader Volker Kauder, dislike the pacifist and ecologist party which campaigned for tax hikes on the wealthy.

The Greens, disappointed with their 8.4 percent result, may be wary of forming an alliance with a chancellor who bestows the kiss of death on her coalition allies.

For now, Merkel is one of few European leaders to survive the debt crisis, which has seen 19 of her peers lose their jobs.

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