Politics • 25 September, 2017

Angela Merkel re-elected to the Bundestag

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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel re-elected to the Bundestag in a single-mandate district in the land of Mecklenburg

According to the German Central Electoral Commission, in these elections, Merkel gained 44 percent of the vote, while in the past - 56.2 percent. It is noteworthy that in Mecklenburg the politician has been elected since 1990 and has not lost even once. The lowest result was 37.6 percent (in 1998, when the CDU lost federal elections), the highest - 56.2 percent (2013).

The elections to the Bundestag took place on 24 September. According to the latest data, the Christian Democratic Union, led by the current Chancellor Angela Merkel, gains 26.5 percent of the vote; its key partner is the Bavarian CSU - 7.9 percent of the vote, the Social Democratic Party of Germany - 20.8 percent. The right "Alternative for Germany" gains 11.9 percent, the Free Democratic Party - 11 percent, "Green" - 9.1 percent, "Left" - 7.9 percent.

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