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Merkel heads for fourth term as hard-right eyes first seats in parliament

An exit poll shows Chancellor Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance has won the most seats

Mrs Merkel casting her vote at a polling station in Berlin on Sunday. She looks set to win another term, matching the 16-year reign of her mentor Helmut Kohl. But it could take months of coalition wrangling before the next government takes shape.


GERMANS voted Sunday in a general election expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party was expected to make history by winning its first seats in parliament.

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