WASHINGTON — The German electoral race is getting closer to the end as incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel faced off against her Social Democrat opponent Peer Steinbrueck.
Reuters reported  that Merkel has led the entire electoral race from the start as Germany continues to buoy up the European Union  and the eurozone currency system, but even that cannot last forever .
Some of the topics that they discussed were the euro, tax policy and U.S. spying programs, which U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden  revealed in mid-2013.
Steinbrueck faced a tough challenge  from the start as Germany is doing relatively well compared to the other E.U. economies and his debate performance, which was a positive one, will need to convince German voters that he is the right decision for the country in the near future.