Angela Merkel Re-Elected As Chancellor For 4th Time period

BERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers voted on Wednesday to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and certain ultimate, time period which will show her most difficult but as she leads a fragile coalition together with her standing diminished.

Lawmakers voted by 364 to 315, with 9 abstentions, in favor of re-electing Merkel, 63.

“I settle for the vote,” Merkel informed the Bundestag decrease home of parliament after the vote. 

(Writing by Paul Carrel; Modifying by Madeline Chambers)

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