23 September 2013

Merkel Wins Third Term as Chancellor

Angela Merkel won another term in office, when her center-right CDU/CSU coalition received 41.5% of the vote. This translates into 311 seats in the Bundestag, 5 short of a majority. It is expected that the SPD will become Merkel’s other coalition partner. The center-left SPD won 25.7%, the Greens 8.4%, and the Left 8.6%. With only 4.8%, the business friendly FDP did not make it into the Bundestag.

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