Germany

Only weeks after his Dec. 2 election victory, German Chancellor Helmut Iohl is facing political heat within his coalition government. Kohl's coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party, boosted its share of the German vote from 9% to 11%. Now, Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher wants five cabinet ministries, up from four at present, for the FDP. He is also demanding a more active role in shaping the revival of the economy in eastern Germany. As Germany's most popular politician, well ahead of Kohl in opinion polls, Genscher wields potent influence in the coalition.

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