A Talk With Helmut Kohl's Heir Apparent

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who faces parliamentary elections next Sept. 27, is trailing Socialist opponent Gerhard Schroder badly in the polls. One taken in mid-March by Der Speigel magazine shows Schroder's Social Democratic Party (SPD) leading Kohl's Christian Democrats 41% to 35%. If Schroder formed a coalition with the Green Party, as expected, their combined 48% of the vote would give them a majority in Parliament.

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