October 20, 2017

Angela Merkel Set To Win 4th Term; Right-Wing Party Gains Ground, Exit Polls Say

German Chancellor and Christian Democrat Angela Merkel speaks to supporters following initial federal elections results that give the CDU 33.1% of the vote, giving it a first place finish. The coming weeks will likely be dominated by negotiations between parties over the next coalition government after the right-wing Alternative for Germany party finished better-than-expected in the third place.

Preliminary results show German voters gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a mandate for a fourth term today, but with far fewer votes than needed for her to govern without forming a coalition.

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