Polls Suggest Merkel May Struggle To Form Governing Coalition After German Elections

Germans head to the polls on Sunday


BERLIN, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have difficulty building a winning coalition as parliamentary elections draw closer.

Two polls published Thursday found Merkel's coalition held a narrow lead ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, The New York Times reported. Merkel's Social Democratic challenger, Peer Steinbruck, urged his party to capitalize on what he said was collapsing support for the chancellor and her Christian Democrat party.