Germany Bundestag Election 2017

Merkel Agrees Coalition Government but Hurdle Remains

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the federal executive board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, on October 23, 2017 on the eve of further exploratory talks between potential coalition partners. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

LIVEWIRE: Germany Federal Elections 2017 Results

All polls leading into today’s German national election favour a decisive win for present Chancellor Angela Merkel, huge gains for the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and potentially one of the worst election results in history for the Social Democrats and Martin Schulz.

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