Merkel warns against over-confidence ahead of September election




 
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August 17th, 2013  
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Topic: Merkel warns against over-confidence ahead of September election


By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her supporters on Saturday against complacency ahead of the September 22 election, voicing fears that three leftist parties could unexpectedly join forces to oust her center-right coalition after ballots are counted. Even though Merkel's conservatives hold a 16-point lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) in opinion polls, the chancellor told a rally in Cloppenburg the SPD might still break a vow and form a coalition with the ostracized far left "Linke", or Left Party. ...




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