German voters turn against Angela Merkel as Icy Chancellor

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German voters turn against Angela Merkel as Icy Chancellor

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Last month the Social Democrats claimed for their next leader and the left-center Social Democrats voted for victory. The Social Democrats win the German election, effectively making Olaf Scholz the most likely successor of a coalition government in Europe s largest economy. Ms Merkel will stay in caretaker role until a coalition government is formed. The close result suggests however, it could take some time to determine who will govern, with difficult coalition negotiations involving a number of parties to come.

But Germans have turned against the outgoing Chancellor, as the country suffered its biggest inflation surge in 28 years. A new article on German newspaper Bild has Ms Merkel as the Icy Chancellor and accused her of ignoring the rising costs of fuel, electricity and gas. The unnamed reporter claim several gas suppliers are cancelling agreements with their new customers and not accepting first ones they write: Business associations and consumer advocates agree like rarely before: Politicians have to act! Germans blame Brexit as car industry collapses INSIGHT EU splintering at seams as France and Germany prepare for major row REVEAL Germany s Olaf Scholz doesn't talk about Russian gas: 'Unsurprising' COMMENT Throughout September, consumer prices were 4.1 percent higher than the level of the same month last year. For August, statisticians reported an increased in import prices of 16.5 percent over the previous year. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the last time Wiesbaden authority put a four before the decimal point was back in December 1993 when it was 4.3 percent. Thomas Gitzel, chief economist at VP Bank, warned: The risk of inflation are currently increasing considerably.