Germany has become 'less predictable': Merkel wins fourth term but far-right AfD makes historic breakthrough

Win first seats in Bundestag

Katrina Lloyd
She has won her fourth consecutive election

She has won her fourth consecutive election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured her fourth term in office in yesterday's elections, but she will find forming a coalition difficult as the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party shocked the country by winning 12.6% of the vote.

In what has been called a disastrous showing for the Chancellor, Merkel's alliance between the Christian Democrat (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) parties only won 33% of the vote. This is far...

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