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Crushing Defeat for Germany's Merkel as Voters Reject Austerity


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Crushing Defeat for Germany's Merkel as Voters Reject Austerity

Common Dreams staff

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative party suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday in an election in Germany's most populous state, a result which should embolden the left opposition to step up its criticism of her European 'austerity' policies.

The crushing defeat leaves her vulnerable at a time when a backlash against her insistence on austerity is building across Europe. Recent elections have rejected austerity policies in Greece, France and Italy, severely weakening Chancellor Merkel.


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Working people all over the world are standing up , pushing back, and succeeding. Will the American sheeple look up from their pasture? Or continue grazing? By and large, they are fattening up nicely.