German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel after a meeting of party leaders and faction heads at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany in this June 29, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files
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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership during the Greece crisis has given her conservatives a chance of winning an absolute majority if an election were held next week, an opinion poll Sunday showed.The chancellor has ruled Germany since 2005 and now governs in coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD). Not since Konrad Adenauer's third term as chancellor ended in 1961 has the CDU/CSU ruled with an absolute majority.The Emnid poll for weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag put support for Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their sister party, the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), at 43 percent.
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