Sep 25 2017
"We are the strongest party, we have the mandate to build the next government - and there can not be a coalition government built against us", Merkel added.
"Of course we would have preferred a better result", Merkel said, according to The Associated Press.
- Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats stretch their lead as the strongest force in parliament, despite a nine-percent dip compared to their 2013 haul. It was one of their weakest postwar showings.
After shock election results previous year, from the Brexit vote to the election of US President Donald Trump, leaders of Europe's establishment have looked to Merkel to rally the liberal Western order.
Merkel told supporters Sunday that "we want to win back AfD voters" by solving the country's problems and addressing their concerns, reports AP.
Smaller parties were the chief beneficiaries of the erosion in support for Germany's traditionally dominant parties - above all the right-wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, whose support was just over 13 per cent. Apart from the challenge of the AfD, the task ahead is "first and foremost to ensure economic prosperity" and "to hold the European Union together and build a strong Europe", she said.
"This is a big day in our party's history".
"There's no guilt but there's always responsibility, and now we're going to have 90, I think it's up to 90, well I say openly racist people, in the Bundestag".
In some polls, the populist and Eurosceptic AfD - which was founded in 2013 - has placed third. Some supporters chanted "AfD!"
Last year, a German Jewish leader called the AfD's success in a state election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern "a nightmare come true".
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Outside, hundreds of anti-AfD protesters shouted "all Berlin hates the AfD", "Nazi pigs", and other slogans, while several protesters threw bottles as police kept them away from the building.
This would leave Merkel in need of new coalition partners - possibly the pro-business Free Democrats, who staged a comeback after crashing out of parliament four years ago. But she observed that her party has been in power for the past dozen years, the last four of which have been "extremely challenging".
The traditionally left-leaning Greens were seen winning around 9.5 percent and the Left Party some 9 percent.
Schulz said that instead the SPD would assume the role of main opposition party.
Schulz's defeat to Merkel means the Social Democrats haven't won an election since 2002, and raises a question mark over his fate as leader. "For us it's clear that we'll go into opposition as demanded by the voter".
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which took an anti-immigration and anti-Islamic line during the election campaign, managed to get into the federal parliament for the first time. However, a repeat of the current "Grand Coalition" with the Social Democrats is not the chancellor's only option.
Merkel said she would seek to form a stable coalition government, either a "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats, or a three-party coalition with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and environmentally minded Greens.
The Left Party is incompatible with the conservatives and all others have voted not to work with AfD. This will grant the party its first ever seats in the federal parliament since its formation in 2013.
Germany in particular is coping with the arrival of more than 1 million refugees and other new migrants, with tension with Russian Federation since Moscow's incursions into Ukraine, and with doubt about Europe's future since Britain voted to quit the EU.
"It is particularly important that we close this flank with. clear political positions", he said.
Sep 25 2017
Collins: 'Very difficult' to imagine backing GOP health care bill
The Graham-Cassidy bill would transform the structure of Medicaid , giving states control over how they spend federal funds. As of Friday, Murkowksi's staff said the senator was undecided and planned to take the weekend to review the legislation.
Sep 24 2017
Brighton must learn to rebound from disappointment, says Hughton
The two clubs went head-to-head in the race for the Championship title last season, with the Magpies pipping the Seagulls on a dramatic final day after a remarkable late run.
Sep 24 2017
Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.
Sep 23 2017
Kim calls Trump 'deranged', may consider H-bomb test in Pacific
Trump even went on to call the North Korean leader "Rocket Man", on "a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". They should be prepared to take "all necessary measures" to tackle the North Korean threat, the Prime Minister said.
Sep 22 2017
Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus
The mix-up is expected to cost the company around €20 million (£18 million) in compensation to customers. However Michael O'Leary has told the Ryanair AGM that pilots "do not want unionisation".
Sep 20 2017
Facebook censoring reports of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
She announced that Myanmar was ready to start a refugee verification process for those Rohingya Muslims who wished to return home. She said Naypyidaw (Myammar's capital) was making every effort to restore peace and stability in Rakhine province.
Sep 19 2017
Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian settle custody battle
If the ex have managed to find an agreement for custody of their daughter, they should find themselves in court for another case. But there was still some shade thrown, TMZ claims, "We're told Rob is concerned about Chyna's parenting".
Sep 19 2017
GM Faces Strike Deadline in Canada
The company has two plants in Mexico making small SUVs including the Equinox, weakening the union's bargaining position. As the clock ticked closer to the deadline, Unifor Local 88 and General Motors said they were making progress.
Sep 18 2017
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The tweets come after a week in which Clinton has released her memoir and North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later that day that Clinton was pushing "false narratives" in the book.
Sep 17 2017
Jesse Lingard: 'Facing Everton will not faze Romelu Lukaku'
In the box he's really risky , he's fast, he's strong. "If we defend like we have the last few games, maybe it's his afternoon". Everton are coming off three straight losses across all competitions, and have not scored a single goal during that streak.
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