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  •  In Germany, Merkel’s Rival Appears to Stumble (0+ / 0-)

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    The Social Democrats’ candidate for chancellor, Peer Steinbrück, finds himself facing questions about speaking fees and a comment that Angela Merkel has the advantage of a “women’s bonus.”

    BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s challenger in next year’s election may have already blurted out his own “binders full of women” gaffe early in the German campaign.

    Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic Party’s candidate for chancellor, said in an interview in the Sunday edition of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “Angela Merkel is popular because she gets a women’s bonus.”

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