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Weakened Merkel wins 4th term, hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:20 AM

(UPDATED) In a bombshell for the German establishment, the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captures around 13% of the vote, catapulting it to become the country's third biggest political force

FOURTH TERM. German Chancellor and CDU party leader Angela Merkel (C) addresses supporters after exit poll results were broadcasted on public television at an election night event at the party's headquarters in Berlin during the general election on September 24, 2017. Odd Andersen/AFP

Merkel's party to start early coalition talks Friday

Sep 30, 2013 - 11:16 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel s conservatives will start talks with their defeated center left election rivals on Friday the first step on a long and thorny road that could end in a grand coalition government

INCUMBENT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves during an election campaign event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on September 21, 2013 in Stralsund, eastern Germany. AFP/John Macdougall

Merkel receives rousing pre-vote 'save the world' chorus

Sep 22, 2013 - 8:41 AM

Merkel s success in holding on to power with her current coalition hinges on the precarious fate of her FDP junior partners

INCUMBENT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves during an election campaign event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on September 21, 2013 in Stralsund, eastern Germany. AFP/John Macdougall

Merkel gets lift from big win in Bavarian poll

Sep 16, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The results from Germany s second most populous region point to a strong likelihood that Merkel will clinch a third term next Sunday September 22

PROST! German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a glass of Koestritzer, a local beer speciality, as she attends an election campaign event in Bad Koestritz, eastern Germany, on September 15, 2013. AFP / DPA / Bodo Schackow

Merkel's election rivals push minimum wage

Jul 11, 2013 - 9:07 PM

A poll this week by the Forsa institute pointed at a tight election race placing both the ruling coalition of Merkel s conservatives and FDP and the SPD Greens alliance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly government cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 10, 2013. AFP / Johannes Eisele