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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Exit polls suggest victory for Angela Merkel in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been returned to power in Germany, exit polls suggest, after her conservative bloc won more than 33% of the vote.
Mrs Merkel told supporters they had achieved "something magnificent", but said she wanted to be a chancellor of all Germans at a moment of
Mrs Merkel's bloc now looks set to form a centre-right alliance with her preferred partner, the pro-reform FDP.
She says the alliance will get Germany out of its worst crisis in 60 years.
Her rival, SPD leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier, admitted a "bitter defeat".
He said his party would be "vigilant in opposition".  (continues here at BBC)

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