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"Angela Merkel's presidency unraveled all of sudden." would be correct, if she were President. But she's the Prime Minister. How can this sentence be corrected, using a neat, appropriate expression (not necessarily one word, if not available.)

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"Angela Merkel's premiership unravelled all of sudden."

"Angela Merkel's premiership collapsed all of sudden."

"Angela Merkel lost her premiership suddenly."

"Angela Merkel lost her premiership suddenly, because..."

premiership noun 1 The office or position of a prime minister or other head of government. ‘candidates for the premiership’ - ODO

  • Both single-l and double-l versions are in use. Have a look at the examples at ODO’s definition 1.1: the double-l form is used in the primary example, but the “more examples” button shows examples using the single-l form. – Lawrence Oct 31 '18 at 13:07
  • @Lawrence I accepted my British spellcheckers advice. And offered it as an alternative :-) – K J Oct 31 '18 at 13:11
  • Good for you. :) – Lawrence Oct 31 '18 at 13:12

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