Wednesday, 14 March 2018

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel re-elected for the fourth time

Angela Merkel has been re-elected German Chancellor for the fourth time. The secret ballot which took place on Wednesday saw Merkel retaining her post with 364 of the 709. The number of lawmakers who voted in her favour is 9 more than the required 50 per cent. She would be sworn in later today after a visit to German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to be officially nominated. Merkel has occupied the post since 2005.

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