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The Commissioner called Merkel a “lame duck”

Еврокомиссар назвал Меркель "хромой уткой"The influence of the Chancellor weakened.

European Commissioner for the budget and well-known member of the party of Angela Merkel, Gunther Hettiger said that the influence of the German Chancellor in her party is reduced.

He told this in an interview with Politico.

“It’s okay, she’s a “lame duck,” said Oettinger, keeping in mind that Merkel now – figure, whose term expires, so it is less something depends.

Oettinger said that the ousting of close ally by Volker Kauder from the post of Chairman of the faction Merkel in the Bundestag, the Chancellor has weakened, but the “Merkel era is not over yet”.

Oettinger said that to anticipate the re-election of Merkel leader of the Christian democratic Union for a further two years in December. It also provides that Merkel would serve a full term as Chancellor – the last one for her.

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