German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to serve 4th term

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The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel was voted for her fourth term by the Social Democrats Party (SDP) on Sunday. It nearly ended six months of political oblivion and set Germany on a path to stability.

The coalition with the center-right Christian Democrats was backed by the central left social democrats. The idea was to keep one of the most influential leaders, Merkel as the Chancellor in Berlin.

Merkel, who was selected for a fourth term, congratulated her future partners and said that she needs ‘a clear result’. “I look forward to working with the SPD again for the good of our country,” she added.

Shaken by the prolonged uncertainty, many predicted that this year’s elections would not be same. The uncertainty was followed by inconclusive elections in September last year.

The social democrats had promised 463000 members vote on the coalition treaty. 78% social gathering members voted with 66 percent supporting the brand new authorities. The voting took place four months after Merkel failed to make a coalition in her first try. It also came after Martin Schulz was forced to hand over the reins as chief of the Social Democrat Party.

The German authorities will possibly be sworn by March 14. The new administration will lack the power of its predecessor that was set by a nail-biting vote by the Social Democrats in 2013. Now the parliament consists of lawmakers from seven political parties.

The Afd will now turn as the strongest opposition drive in the parliament as SDP is determined to enter the federal government.

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