Merkel campaigns for Laschet to be her successor with vote days away

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has implored Germans to get behind Armin Laschet, her conservative party’s candidate to succeed her in Sunday’s national elections, and warned of the financial risks posed by a left-wing government. Merkel dipped into the campaign fray on Tuesday at an event in the northern city of Stralsund to make a case for Laschet, who saw his support ebb in recent months as polls said voters had turned their favour to the Social Democrats’ candidate, Olaf Scholz. She said Germans must be wary of a possible left-wing coalition consisting of the Social Democrats, the Greens and the …

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