A steelworker works at a blast furnace of German steel producing corporation ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg. Photo: EPA

Merkel’s fourth term hinges on Germany’s changing rust belt, and left-wing party members who will decide her fate

Social Democrats will now vote on whether to accept a grand coalition deal to be junior partners to Merkel’s conservatives – but persuading them in a transformed industrial heartland may be a tall order

Topic |   Angela Merkel

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A steelworker works at a blast furnace of German steel producing corporation ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg. Photo: EPA
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