Keeping the Far Right in Check.

Author:Engelen, K.
 
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To make room for Merkel's difficult negotiations on a "Jamaica" coalition of the CDU/CSU, the FDP, and the Greens--named after the colors of the Caribbean nation's flag--Wolfgang Schauble had to give up the finance ministry. Schauble, who has been a member of the Bundestag since 1972, will become speaker of the German parliament. In this new position--the second-highest in the Federal Republic--he can use his authority and sarcasm to keep the large contingent of far-right new members of the Bundestag...

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