ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST GERMANY-Waiting for Honecker

WEST GERMANY Waiting for Honecker Ramesh Jaura EVEN the opponent of the centre-right coalition government, headed by Chancellor Helmut Kohl, admit that contrary to widespread expectations it has been pursuing "a good and reasonable policy" towards the GDR, the other German state. Instead of adopting a confrontationist approach, as it did while in opposition, the West German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister Christian Socialist Union (CSU), which are the dominant coalition partners, have pleasantly surprised critics ever since they took over the reins of power in October 1982.

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