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Merkel's immigration crisis far from over

Issue a top concern for German voters who do not share Chancellor's stance on the matter

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to have won a showdown with opponents within her government over the country's immigration policies.

Although the fate of her interior minister - who threatened to resign when his demands for harsher border controls were rejected - continues to hang in the balance, it is clear that Chancellor Merkel's coalition government is not facing collapse. If anything, she may have emerged strengthened from the latest dispute.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Merkel's immigration crisis far from over'. Print Edition | Subscribe