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Time Germany: Re-Elect Merkel and German Politics

time germany: Parliament is expected to meet March 14 to re-elect Merkel as chancellor, ending the longest time Germany has been without a new government after elections in its postwar history, according to CTV. Merkel has drawn flak from both left and right for maintaining an unabashedly centrist course since taking office in 2005. The centre-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with Merkel's conservative bloc, after difficult and drawn-out negotiations triggered by September's elections, which saw the rise of a new right-wing force in German politics and raised questions about Merkel's future. With the coalition approved, she can now turn her attention to tackling rising anti-immigrant sentiment in Germany while pushing forward efforts to reform the stumbling European Union. Merkel's survival drew cheers from her allies at home and abroad, with French President Emmanuel Macron declaring it good news for Europe. I congratulate the SPD on this clear result and look forward to continuing to work together for the good of our country, she said on Twitter. ( As reported in the news.