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Merkel on track for fourth term after German election: Exit polls

Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc is largest party; hard-right party AfD on track for 13.5% of vote

Reuters  |  Berlin 

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives secured a fourth consecutive term in office on Sunday in an election that brought a far-right party into the German parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls indicated. After shock results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of US President Donald Trump, many look to Merkel to rally a bruised liberal Western order and lead a post-Brexit Europe. Merkel's conservative bloc - her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union ...

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First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 21:46 IST