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That's the name of the game for Angela Merkel, seeking to win her fourth term and stay in office. Germany's Chancellor trying to breathe last minute life into her election campaign on Saturday. Now, Germans are voting to decide her fate. High voter turnout could spell another grand coalition, with her main rival a social democrats.
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If as polls to say turnout is low, that's likely to work in favor of smaller parties like the Greens.>>
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> But whilst Merkel and the far right have grabbed headlines abroad, many deciding at home will be focusing on domestic issues. Education, pensions, and the economy are top priorities.
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Who her partner will be is still unclear. But, all potential suitors are unsure of whether they really want to share power with Merkel. It's being a long and at times challenging journey for the Chancellor. Merkel's rallies have been punctured by jeering and tomato hurling, predominantly over her refugee policy.
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In Munich on Friday she defended her decision in 2015 to admit over a million migrants. Many voters heading to polling stations though, still resent her for it. By close of play, the far right AFD party could be in here for the first time. Opposition leader Martin Schulz has said high turnout is vital to offset growing support for the AFD.
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He asked voters to think of Brexit and Trump, and take their vote seriously, calling the AFD a party of haters.>>
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And Merkel's cashed in on the campaign trail. The question is, how much of Germany's support can she now bank at the ballot box.