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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Merkel will run for her third term in the German general elections on Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Merkel will run for her third term in the German general elections on Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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(AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear her conservatives won't consider an alliance with a new anti-euro party if it enters parliament in next week's election.


The upstart Alternative for Germany party advocates an "orderly breakup" of the eurozone. Its chances of getting the 5 percent support needed to win parliamentary seats on Sept. 22 are uncertain though some polls have shown it as high as 4 percent.


If it succeeds, that could complicate Merkel's chances of continuing her center-right coalition generating speculation about alternative alliances.


Asked in an interview Saturday with the daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung whether she's ruling out any pact with the new party, Merkel replied: "Yes. This question really does not arise."


Merkel has insisted on tough conditions in exchange for aid to eurozone strugglers.


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