Mutti Merkel Needs to Develop the Vision Thing

For those accustomed to the raucousness of elections in the Indian subcontinent, Europe’s own periodic festivals of democracy can seem to have the solemn bearing of a funeral. No less than the future of Europe appeared to be at stake as Germany went to the polls last weekend. The prospect of four more years for Angela Merkel, the chief enforcer of austerity, concentrated the minds of unemployed youth in Greece and Spain as well as derivatives traders in London.

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