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  • Peter Morgan, director European Studies Program, University of Sydney, said talk is growing that Angela Merkel's CDU, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens will form a coalition, with overall party colors similar to the Jamaican flag.

  • Leif-Erik Holm of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) populist party waves after election results gave his party 21.5 percent of the vote in state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

    Georg Pazderski, the leader of the AfD in Berlin, said the strong showing in parliamentary elections will bring "change in German policy."

  • *Exit polls indicate Merkel set for fourth term. BERLIN, Sept 24- German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right. Two years after Merkel left German borders...

  • *Business leaders fear for Germany's future as business hub. BERLIN, Sept 24- Leading industry associations urged Germany's biggest parties to start coalition negotiations quickly following Sunday's parliamentary election and form a stable government to avert damage to Germany's business environment. Now it's all about averting damage to Germany as a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The euro slipped in early Asian trading on Monday after Germany's election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germany's Social Democrats vowed to return to the opposition and push themes of social justice as they remake their party after winning less than 21 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, the worst result in their post-war history. Germany's oldest political party and one of the buttresses of the European left for 150 years, the SPD struggled...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives hemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right Alternative for Germany. Following are highlights of comments and reactions:. ANGELA MERKEL, CDU party leader, told supporters in...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right Alternative for Germany. Following are highlights of comments and reactions:. ANGELA MERKEL, CDU party leader, told supporters in...

  • *French president due to flesh out Europe ideas on Tuesday. *New government be tougher on Europe, migration. BERLIN, Sept 24- Weakened by the worst result for her party since 1949 and facing a more fractious political landscape at home, Germany's Angela Merkel could be forced to rein in plans to re-shape Europe together with France's Emmanuel Macron.

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives hemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right Alternative for Germany. ANGELA MERKEL, CDU party leader, told supporters in Berlin: "Of course we had hoped for a slightly better...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right Alternative for Germany. ANGELA MERKEL, CDU party leader, told supporters in Berlin: "Of course we had hoped for a slightly better...

  • The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 percent of the vote, projected results showed, a result that will bring a far-right party into parliament for the first time in more than half a century. Merkel's conservative bloc emerged as the largest parliamentary party but, with just 33.2 percent of the vote, saw its...

  • The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 percent of the vote, projected results showed, a result that will bring a far-right party into parliament for the first time in more than half a century. Merkel's conservative bloc emerged as the largest parliamentary party but, with just 33.2 percent of the vote, saw its...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Angela Merkel told supporters in Berlin: "Of course we had hoped for a slightly better result. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Angela Merkel told supporters in Berlin: "Of course we had hoped for a slightly better result. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader and chancellor candidate, said this election was a "bitter day" for Germany's Social...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. Martin Schulz, SPD party leader and chancellor candidate, said this election was a "bitter day" for Germany's Social...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. That is a heavy defeat, "SPD deputy party leader Manuela Schwesig told ZDF broadcaster, adding:" For us, the grand coalition...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germans voted on Sunday in a federal election that saw Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives come in as the strongest parliamentary group and the far-right Alternative for Germany enter parliament for the first time. That is a heavy defeat, "SPD deputy party leader Manuela Schwesig told ZDF broadcaster, adding:" For us, the grand coalition...

  • *Exit polls indicate Merkel set for fourth term. BERLIN, Sept 24- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote...