20 March 2018

Parliament elects Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor

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Germany's parliament elects Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor. informs citing Reuters.

The leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel, the fourth consecutive time elected to the Bundestag for the post of head of the German government.

In a vote in the parliament, she received the required majority for election. Her support made by 364 deputies, against - 315, nine abstained.

Later, to be held a ceremony at which the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will formally announce the appointment of Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. After she is sworn in.

Merkel became the first chancellor in November 2005. At the moment it has been in office for 12 years and 112 days - 22 days longer than the government was the Fuehrer of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler.

Chancellor elections were held in February after the formation of a coalition government after the elections to the Bundestag in 2017. Then the CDU and CSU (Christian Social Union), led by Merkel reached a compromise in the talks with the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

2018.03.14 / 13:03
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