In an age of electoral upsets and political turbulence in the West, Germany is rather profoundly bucking the trend. Chancellor Angela Merkel is well on course to securing a fourth term as the leader of her country in parliamentary elections Sept. 24. Opinion polls show her party, the Christian Democratic Union, or CDU, cruising far ahead of its main challenger, the center-left Social Democrats.
"Angela Merkel Is Going to Win Reelection. That May Not Be Good." is from the September 15, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.