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Germany's grand coalition inches towards taking power

German government jobs are being handed out, some to Angela Merkel’s CDU some to her new partners the SPD. The Environment Minister is expected to

German government jobs are being handed out, some to Angela Merkel’s CDU some to her new partners the SPD. The Environment Minister is expected to

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Germany: SPD gives green light for coalition talks with Merkel

The German Social Democrat party has opened the door to coalition talks with Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats. The move comes after the

The German Social Democrat party has opened the door to coalition talks with Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democrats. The move comes after the

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Merkel's grand coalition begins to takes shape

Angela Merkel and her CDU/CSU party won a resounding victory in Sunday’s elections with nearly 42 percent of the vote and is headed for a third term

Angela Merkel and her CDU/CSU party won a resounding victory in Sunday’s elections with nearly 42 percent of the vote and is headed for a third term

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Senior German Greens to quit after poor election result

Following a dismal fourth place showing in Germany’s general election, three senior members of the Green Party are to quit. Along with Juergen

Following a dismal fourth place showing in Germany’s general election, three senior members of the Green Party are to quit. Along with Juergen

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Merkel: The comfortable choice

Reconfirmed Chancellor of Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has won the party’s best ever federal election result since the

Reconfirmed Chancellor of Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has won the party’s best ever federal election result since the

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No respite for cash-strapped EU states as Merkel wins again!

As Germany prepares for a third term with Angela Merkel at the helm of Europe’s powerhouse, those in cash-strapped EU states may be reaching for the

As Germany prepares for a third term with Angela Merkel at the helm of Europe’s powerhouse, those in cash-strapped EU states may be reaching for the

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Triumphant Merkel seeks coalition talks with rivals SPD in Germany

Angela Merkel, whose conservative party came top in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Germany, has said she is ready to begin negotiations to form

Angela Merkel, whose conservative party came top in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Germany, has said she is ready to begin negotiations to form

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'Mutti' is 'Germany's Darling' as Merkel mesmerises media

German media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel’s third election victory. Banner headlines such as “Merkel’s biggest triumph” and “Germany’s

German media has heaped praise on Angela Merkel’s third election victory. Banner headlines such as “Merkel’s biggest triumph” and “Germany’s

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Anti-euro party causes alarm in German election

Bernd Lucke is the man who has upset the German political landscape in Sunday’s election. His anti-euro AfD party inched towards the 5 percent mark

Bernd Lucke is the man who has upset the German political landscape in Sunday’s election. His anti-euro AfD party inched towards the 5 percent mark

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Merkel's coalition partner fails to get any seats in Bundestag

A bitter blow for Germany’s liberal party the FDP. Based on exit polls they have failed to reach the five percent needed to get seats in

A bitter blow for Germany’s liberal party the FDP. Based on exit polls they have failed to reach the five percent needed to get seats in

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Merkel triumphs but falls just shy of absolute majority

Angela Merkel’s conservatives look set to fall just short of an historic absolute majority – despite their strongest performance in a German national

Angela Merkel’s conservatives look set to fall just short of an historic absolute majority – despite their strongest performance in a German national

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Merkel casts her vote as Germans go to polls in national elections

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cast her vote in the country’s national elections. She is widely expected to win a third term, although

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has cast her vote in the country’s national elections. She is widely expected to win a third term, although

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Voting underway in Germany

Over 61.8 million people are eligible to vote in Germany’s parliamentary elections, with polls stations open until 8pm tonight. Chancellor Angela

Over 61.8 million people are eligible to vote in Germany’s parliamentary elections, with polls stations open until 8pm tonight. Chancellor Angela

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Polls open in Germany

Polls have opened in Germany’s parliamentary elections and will close at 8pm tonight. 62 million people are eligible to vote in the European Union’s

Polls have opened in Germany’s parliamentary elections and will close at 8pm tonight. 62 million people are eligible to vote in the European Union’s

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German eurosceptics on course to win seats - polls

Polls suggest that Germany’s general election will deliver Angela Merkel a third term as Chancellor. But it is not clear who her CDU party may have

Polls suggest that Germany’s general election will deliver Angela Merkel a third term as Chancellor. But it is not clear who her CDU party may have

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German elections: Europe awaits

Here in Brussels, as in most parts of the European Union, all eyes are on Germany. The federal election campaign has put most big political projects

Here in Brussels, as in most parts of the European Union, all eyes are on Germany. The federal election campaign has put most big political projects

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Left and right neck and neck in German general election

“Keep calm and vote for the chancellor” is the slogan on some t-shirts at CDU rallies, but it’s been far from calm on the final full day of

“Keep calm and vote for the chancellor” is the slogan on some t-shirts at CDU rallies, but it’s been far from calm on the final full day of

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Coalition the goal for a number of German parties

As the German election approaches the junior members of Merkel’s centre-right coalition are fighting hard to keep their feet under the top

As the German election approaches the junior members of Merkel’s centre-right coalition are fighting hard to keep their feet under the top

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Tight vote expected in Bundestag ballot

All the polls ahead of Sunday’s German election suggest a tight result. The latest surveys indicate Merkel’s centre-right coalition and the leftist

All the polls ahead of Sunday’s German election suggest a tight result. The latest surveys indicate Merkel’s centre-right coalition and the leftist

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Strong economy means calm election for Germany

The German election comes as growth has returned to Europe’s biggest economy and the DAX stock market index just hit an all time high. Germany has

The German election comes as growth has returned to Europe’s biggest economy and the DAX stock market index just hit an all time high. Germany has

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Close polls in Germany point to close election finish

Germany’s election campaigning marathon has entered its final sprint – ahead of the September 22 vote. A Politbarometer survey by Forschungsgruppe

Germany’s election campaigning marathon has entered its final sprint – ahead of the September 22 vote. A Politbarometer survey by Forschungsgruppe

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Steinbrueck German chancellor candidate haunted by rude finger

What an image for Peer Steinbrueck: raising his left-hand middle finger in Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine. It is one of a string of gaffes that the

What an image for Peer Steinbrueck: raising his left-hand middle finger in Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine. It is one of a string of gaffes that the

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Franco-German revival needed to 'nourish political imagination'

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Franco-German couple, as it is known – with German elections adding a twist. France and Germany decided to

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Franco-German couple, as it is known – with German elections adding a twist. France and Germany decided to