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[Editorial] A new German Government: leadership for health?

21 Sep 2013

On Sept 22, 61·8 million German citizens are eligible to vote for a new or old German Government. The predictions are that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), together with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will get about 40% of votes—a clear lead over the prediction of 26% for the next strongest party, the centre-left main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD). And Merkel is by far the preferred candidate for Chancellor according to surveys, even before the SPD candidate Peer Steinbrück was depicted on the front cover of the Süddeutsche Zeitung news magazine giving a rude middle-finger gesture.

Date: 
21 September 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet