German media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel’s third election victory.
Banner headlines such as “Merkel’s biggest triumph” and “Germany’s darling” dominate the newsstands.
A new mandate was never really in doubt for ‘Mutti,’ the mother of the country.
Merkel inspires respect on the streets of Berlin: “She has handled the euro crisis very well. I know many see her in a critical light, but without her it would have been worse,” said one man.
Another said she is the heart of German politics: “For Merkel personally it has been a great election campaign it was completely focused on her, and people seemed to like that.”
One woman applauded what she had done for the elderly:” She deserves it, she has good policies. She has created more jobs, especially for the elderly, who before were just left on the shelf, not wanted anymore.”
Euronews correspondent in Berlin, Olaf Bruns, pointed to the fact that Merkel is respected on all sides:
“It is a big personal triumph for the chancellor, she really touched the country’s nerve. A feature of her success is that in districts of Berlin where her party is unpopular many still respect her.”