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Merkel bids farewell to CDU party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), as she steps down as party leader. "Our liberal values must be defended, internally and externally," she said.She hinted…

Merkel sworn in for fourth term by Bundestag

ANGELA Merkel was on Wednesday sworn in as German chancellor before the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin.Ending with the phrase “So help me God,” Merkel took her oath of office in front of the parliamentary…

Merkel braces for coalition government in Germany

Germany’s Angela Merkel turns to the task of sounding out partners to build a coalition government after securing a fourth term as chancellor in Sunday’s election, although she has been weakened by a surge in support for the far right.…

Merkel wins fourth term in Germany

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest.Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance won 32.5 per cent of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany's parliament,…

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