Germany’s Social Democrats win election

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Al-Araby

Germany braced for a period of political unpredictability Monday after the Social Democrats narrowly won a general election but faced a rival claim to power from outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp. Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowly won the vote at 25.7 percent, while Merkel’s centre-right CDU-CSU bloc sunk to a historic low of 24.1 percent. The Green party placed third at 14.8 percent, its best result yet but still short of expectations. The SPD’s chancellor candidate, Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz, sa…

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