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Gerhard Schroeder

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Gerhard Schroeder

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NPR's Guy Raz reports that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's chances of winning re-election are looking increasingly slim. As the nation faces high unemployment figures and a sliding stock exchange, Schroeder's Social Democrats party is lagging in polls behind the Christian Democrats. Observers say Schroeder himself has been caught off guard by the situation.