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GM Grants Merkel and Medvedev a Favor

Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 2009: Opel Deal Could Bring Russian Economy in From the Cold

BERLIN – The news that US auto giant General Motors had decided to sell a majority stake in its European operations to a Canadian-Russian consortium was lauded by German chancellor Angela Merkel as a victory for her ruling Christian Democratic Union, just weeks before a federal election.

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