No respite for cash-strapped EU states as Merkel wins again!

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As Germany prepares for a third term with Angela Merkel at the helm of Europe's powerhouse, those in cash-strapped EU states may be reaching for the bottle, not in celebration but lamentation.

Merkel has become a hate figure in Greece where conditions attached to the bailout loan are hurting ordinary citizens and fueling political instability and Sunday's result offers no respite.