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Coronavirus: Angela Merkel’s approval ratings up amid health crisis

Germany's governing coalition has shot up in approval ratings amid the massive public health crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has dropped.

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