Franziska Augstein

Franziska Augstein is an editor at the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Who is Angela Merkel?

Franziska Augstein, 14 July 2011

In 1998, Helmut Kohl, who had governed reunited Germany for eight years and West Germany for eight years before that, was defeated at the polls, and Gerhard Schröder took over running the country. Even Kohl’s party was fed up with him: ‘Fatty’s got to go’ was the refrain. A year later it emerged that he had accepted more than a million marks in donations, and...

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