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By Noah Barkin and Markus Krah BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor on Tuesday, ending months of political uncertainty and ushering in a fragile new coalition of left and right that must prove it can revive Europe's biggest economy.
By Markus Krah and Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel was elected Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that ends months of uncertainty and ushers in a fragile new government with the task of reviving Europe's largest economy.
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday, but must avoid infighting in a coalition with former leftist foes to implement reforms designed to revive Europe's largest economy.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel, who has vowed to make German-French relations less exclusive and improve ties with smaller European countries, will travel to Paris and Brussels on Wednesday in her first official trip as chancellor.
By Erik Kirschbaum and James Mackenzie KARLSRUHE/BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) overwhelmingly approved a new coalition deal on Monday that puts her at the top of a potentially fragile and unwieldy bipartisan government.
By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Thursday he was certain a "grand coalition" government would be in place by November 22 and that he could hand over the reins of power with confidence it would last.
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Several leading conservative rivals of German chancellor-designate Angela Merkel were nominated on Monday to join her cabinet in a planned power-sharing government with the Social Democrats (SPD).
By Dave Graham BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel faces her first big test since securing the right to lead Germany as she takes her conservatives into talks on Monday aimed at forming a "grand coalition" with their bitter rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called outgoing Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder "to thank him for his service" on Thursday, a day after the German leader criticized the United States, the White House said.
By Dave Graham BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has led Germany since 1998, said for the first time on Wednesday he would not play a role in the next government, in an emotional farewell including broadsides at the United States and Britain.
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