German Ministers Mutiny As Merkel Struggles To Preserve Ruling Coalition | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

German Ministers Mutiny As Merkel Struggles To Preserve Ruling Coalition

Shortly after German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz released his plan to complete the European Banking Union via the Financial Times, several reports surfaced claiming that Scholz had inexplicably neglected to inform Chancellor Merkel about the plan, testing Merkel's political authority as she struggles to finish out the rest of what's set to be her final term.

As it turns out, snubs like this one are becoming increasingly common as Merkel appears to have lost control over her government. Two weeks ago, Defense Minister Annegret Kamp-Karrenbauer proposed a peace plan for Northern Syria without clearing it with the chancellor. Though at least during that incident, Merkel was given a heads up about the plan. AKK's ideas were pilloried by the Social Democrats and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and the whole incident ended up embarrassing the government as it seeks to combat speculation that it's asleep at the wheel.

Both Scholz and AKK are potential contenders to succeed Merkel, but with the resurgent Alternative for Germany party boasting solid gains in recent elections, it's difficult to imagine how things might go in 2021.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Considering the German mood regarding the effects of unfettered immigration, coupled with economic woes, I think that Angela Merkel's party is headed for a real route, come the 2021 elections, unless she can figure how to turn the challenges Germans face from both issues around in time to prevent an absolute shellacking in 2021.

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