Germany’s fractured future

Sixteen years of Angela Merkel in Germany have ended in an election with a three-way split, and nothing yet is settled – including the legacy of Merkel, whose stability helped reshape a continent. The possible next chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is famously boring, but still has a scandal percolating around him. As the parties haggle it out, it’s left Germany and the world with one question – what’s next?

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