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Germany readies for election that will end Merkel era

Germans vote in an election on Sunday that will mark the end of Merkel's 16 years in power and the beginning of a rare period of unpredictability in Europe's top economy, with the race too close to call. The first chancellor not to seek re-election since 1949, Merkel's decision to bow out sets the country synonymous with stability on course for change no matter who wins when the final count is in. FRANCE 24's International Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert tells us more.

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