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Isaac Stanley-Becker is a reporter based in Berlin.
Amanda Mellet contested Ireland’s abortion ban at the U.N. — and won.
U.S. pro-life groups have been active in the campaign to save the eighth amendment.
The Social Democrats will take part in another coalition government. But the party is adrift.
Voters nationwide said they wanted security. But east-west divisions shaped their preferences.
Her consensus style of governance showed some vulnerabilities, but it carried her over the finish line.
Consensus has taken hold in Germany, where political civility marks a sharp contrast with the United States. But this has left room for a noisy fringe.
The German election campaign has unfolded without evidence of the sort of Russian interference that officials say marked the U.S. presidential election. So Germany's far-right party has lit up the Internet with attacks of its own.
The young have known only one chancellor, and they trust her to resolve international chaos.
The refugee crisis once threatened to topple the long-serving leader. But she has withstood the controversy, for five main reasons.
On the campaign trail, Merkel doesn’t mention her father, a pastor loyal to communist ideals.