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Merkel set to join conservatives’ struggling election campaign

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel enters the electoral fray on behalf of her conservative alliance on Saturday, with the centre-right struggling to keep a now slim lead ahead of elections on September 26. Merkel will join the leader of her Christian Democrats (CDU) – and potential succcessor – Armin Laschet, and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Markus Soeder on stage at the showcase Berlin Tempodrom venue. The three are expected to put on a show of unity despite a fierce internal debate over their campaign. The two-party bloc has seen their lead in the polls sink to just a few percentage poin…

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