Mrs Merkel has lost her second cabinet minister due to their Doctor titles being revoked due to plagiarism.
Merkels education minister, Annette Schavan, resigned yesterday after the University of Dusseldorf revoked her Doctor title.
Mrs Schavan does not accept the judgement of the University and plans to resolve the issue in a court of law.
Out of respect for the Ministry she has resigned (which is very honorable).
A chronology of the Schavan plagiarism affair | Germany | DW.DE | 10.02.2013
A previous Cabinet Minister, KT Guttenburg, also resigned his position after his Doctor title was revoked.
The new Minister for Education is Ms. Wånka (replace å with a).
The obscenity filter does not allow me write the correct name.
Some famous Prime Minister once said that it is the simple things that knock you down.
Has this damaged Merkel and her attempts to win the general election later in 2013 ?
If Merkel loses the election how will this affect Ireland ?