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German parliament re-elects Merkel for fourth term

| Updated: March 15, 2018 13:17:24

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German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads a fragile coalition with her standing diminished.

News agency Reuters reported that lawmakers voted by 364 to 315, with nine abstentions, in favour of re-electing Merkel, 63.

“I accept the vote,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament after the vote.

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