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Angela Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc, according to exit polls. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with about 20-21 percent.…

Angela Merkel to seek fourth term as German chancellor

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles but that she expected her toughest campaign to date. Merkel told reporters at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union party that she would run again to "fight for our values and our way of life" but added that she expected strong challenges from both the right and the left of the political spectrum. "This election will be more difficult than any before it, at least not since German…