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Merkel Wins ‘Very Clear’ Coalition Majority, CDU Whip Says

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a “very clear” majority in her coalition for today’s approval of the European bailout fund in the lower house of parliament, according to Peter Altmaier, the parliamentary whip in Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.

“In the end, the unity of the coalition was stronger than the dissent,” Altmaier told ZDF television today after the vote in favor of the expanded European Financial Stability Facility.

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