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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Steinbrueck
Chancellor Angela Merkel was strongly favored to win a third term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy as Germans voted in a national election Sunday, but the popular conservative's hopes of governing with center-right allies for another four years were in the balance.
"They said it was a marriage of love — that was how they ran in 2009 — and then the divorce lawyer spent the whole time running along the sidelines," Mr. Steinbrueck said at a rally in Frankfurt on Saturday.
Germany's government, he said, has "a clear European responsibility to hold this continent together."