Market Extra: How Merkel’s choice of partner could set the tone for the euro

It’s been called boring, predictable and a snoozefest — but the seemingly unexciting German election has the potential to drive big changes in the eurozone.

The ballot, which takes place on Sunday, looks like delivering an easy win for Angela Merkel — giving her a fourth term as chancellor — as well as for her Christian Democratic Union party. That all means solidity, stability and not much new in the European Union’s largest country.

But while the Sept. 24 vote spells business as usual for Germany, it could be a huge leap or setback for the EU and the eurozone within it.

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