German hospitals prepare for autumn government change
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German healthcare sector is having to ready itself for a federal election - and possibly a new conservative government - earlier than expected, following the shock state poll defeat of SPD leader Chancellor Gerhard Schroder on Sunday May 22. His loss in the previously "safe" social democratic heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia led party president Franz Muntefering to bring forward the national elections by a year, to September 2005.
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