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Angela Merkel wins 4th term as chancellor – Daily Pakistan

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BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth time period in federal elections, exit polls recommend.

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Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance has received 32.5% of the vote, remaining the biggest occasion in Germany’s parliament, in keeping with the ARD ballot.Its coalition accomplice, the social democratic SPD, has gained 20%.

In the meantime, the AfD, a far-right nationalist, anti-Islam occasion, was on monitor to win 13.5%, rising as Germany’s third-strongest occasion.

These numbers imply that the SPD, led by Martin Schulz, has fallen to a brand new post-World Conflict Two low.

The occasion’s deputy chief, Manuela Schwesig, mentioned the consequence was a heavy defeat that meant the occasion would go into opposition, placing an finish to the present coalition with Mrs Merkel.

AfD’s efficiency, higher than what opinion polls had forecast, implies that the far-right occasion may have a seat on the Bundestag for the primary time.

The occasion’s chief, Frauke Petry, mentioned on Twitter (in German) that Germany has skilled an incomparable “political earthquake”.

The exit ballot put the Liberal FDP with 10.5%; the Greens with 9.5% and the Die Linke (The Left) with 9%.Mrs Merkel will now should seek for new coalition companions – a course of that would take months.

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