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Merkel clinches historic win in German elections

Sep 23, 2013 - 9:21 AM

UPDATED The 59 year old leader resoundingly clinched another four year stint at the helm Europe s top economy and looked poised to form a grand coalition with her chief rivals the Social Democrats SPD

VICTORY PARTY. German Chancellor and candidate for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel celebrates at her CDU party's headquarters in Berlin on September 22, 2013, after the German general elections. AFP / Johannes Eisele

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 points at record in campaign debate

Sep 02, 2013 - 9:30 AM

An initial poll declared Merkel the debate winner but another poll said Steinbrueck was more convincing

MERKEL V STEINBRUECK. People watch a screen showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Chancellor candidate of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Peer Steinbrueck (R) during their TV election debate at the TV studio in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany, 01 September 2013. Germany will hold federal elections on 22 September. EPA/Hannibal Hanschke

Germany election: Merkel, Steinbrueck face off in TV debate

Sep 01, 2013 - 10:28 AM

In what has been billed as the primetime TV event of the year Steinbrueck will have a last ditch chance to close a yawning poll gap against the popular Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrueck (R) file photos. Merkel photo EPA/Rainer Jensen; Steinbrueck photo EPA/Michael Kappeler

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