Germany Election Wrap NPR's Guy Raz reports from Berlin that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder faces enormous foreign and domestic policy challenges following yesterday's narrow re-election victory for his coalition of Social Democrats and Greens. He must repair relations with the United States, which the Bush administration says the Chancellor "poisoned" with his tough talk against military action in Iraq. At home, the chancellor will have to take painful austerity measures to boost Germany's sluggish growth and cut unemployment.
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NPR's Guy Raz reports from Berlin that German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder faces enormous foreign and domestic policy challenges following yesterday's narrow re-election victory for his coalition of Social Democrats and Greens. He must repair relations with the United States, which the Bush administration says the Chancellor "poisoned" with his tough talk against military action in Iraq. At home, the chancellor will have to take painful austerity measures to boost Germany's sluggish growth and cut unemployment.