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Merkel Will Win; But How Will She Govern?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is mobbed by supporters arriving at an election campaign event on Sept. 19
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is mobbed by supporters arriving at an election campaign event on Sept. 19Photograph by Odd Anderson/AFP via Getty Images

Germany holds parliamentary elections on Sept. 22, and with Angela Merkel’s approval rating at 70 percent, it’s clear that voters want her to serve a third term as chancellor. Here are some questions and answers about this weekend’s election.

Why is support for Merkel so strong?