Angela Merkel got re-elected as leader of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Tuesday while repeatedly stressing that the world as we knew it is falling apart and she needs everyone's help in the upcoming election campaign.
"You must help me," she asked CDU delegates at a party conference Tuesday, according to Reuters. "No one, not even someone with great experience, can change things for the good in Germany, in Europe, in the world more or less on their own – certainly not a chancellor of Germany."
"More than quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the two blocs many people have the feeling that the world is falling apart. We are confronted with a world right now which needs to find its balance."