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We are live in Berlin and London for a special edition of Squawk Box ahead of Sunday’s German federal elections. Polls have narrowed with the SPD’s lead over the CDU now just down to a couple of points. During the last TV debate before the vote, candidates sparred over taxation, debt and foreign policy in the face of an ascendant China. We also hear exclusively from ECB President Christine Lagarde who believes that Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure has left the country in a much stronger position on the world stage. Wall Street is in the green with the Dow and S&P 500 posting their best session since July. However, the Evergrande saga rolls on, leaving global investors in limbo as the troubled property giant enters a 30-day grace period to pay an offshore bond coupon.