Merkel elected 4th time German chancellor

March 14, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will head a much-changed new cabinet.

German politicians have voted to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads a fragile coalition with her standing diminished.

Politicians voted by 364 to 315, with nine abstentions, in favour of re-electing Merkel, 63.

"I accept the vote," Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament after the vote.

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