Carol Platt Liebau

Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, is on track to win such an overwhelming victory that her center-right Christian Democratic party may well be able to win without a coalition partner -- only the second time this has happened since World War II, and the first time since 1957.

Note that this victory came despite widespread projections of a dead heat in the run up to the election.


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.