German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for her last the weekly cabinet meeting, prior to her summer vacations, at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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With a comfortable lead in opinion polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the stage for a quiet three-week summer holiday shrouded in secrecy – even though just two months remain before the election.A poll Friday by Electoral Research Group had the CDU/CSU winning 40 percent of the vote and the SPD 24 percent. If those polls are confirmed on election day, the CDU/CSU would have multiple possible coalition partners but the SPD just one. Guellner added that Merkel was a master of a tactic known as "asymmetrical demobilization," under which her party hopes that – after a campaign devoid of hot issues – more potential SPD voters stay home on election day than CDU/CSU voters.A government spokesman declined to say exactly when and where Merkel would be on holiday.
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