Merkel embarks on Germany's 'strangest' campaign

Merkel embarks on Germany's 'strangest' campaignGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, fresh from a three-week Alpine holiday, embarked Saturday on what may be the most bizarre election campaign in the country’s post-war history. “We are set to reach full employment by 2025, that is to say an unemployment rate under three percent, and I believe we can achieve it,” said Merkel of a key objective of her centre-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU). “We have today 44 million employed in Germany.

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