Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel – here are 7 ways to understand the results so fa

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Martin Meissner/AP/AAP Matt Fitzpatrick, Flinders University On Sunday, Germans went to the polls to decide who will succeed retiring Angela Merkel as chancellor. ***Read more:From ‘Mädchen’ to ‘Mutti’: as Angela Merkel departs, she leaves a great legacy of leadership*** With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. This is what we know so far: 1. Progressive parties were the big winnersBoth the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens added more than 5% to their vote. It looks like the CDU has ended up with their worst…

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