Angela Merkel again elected as chancellor of Germany but support for far-right surges
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 25-Sep-2017

Berlin, September 25: German people finally kept trust on “stability” reelecting Angela Merkel Germany’s next Chancellor. She is such a popular character in German politics, this is going to her 4rth term as chancellor. Though her party Christian Democrats (CDU) will remain as largest in the parliament, it has seen its worst result in almost 70 years. In the last election, it scored 41% vote declining to 33% votes. The notable feature of this election nationalist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) won 13.5% vote.

Merkel also said she had hoped for a "better result". She would listen to the "concerns, worries and anxieties" of voters of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). "Today we can say that we now have the mandate to assume responsibility and we're going to assume this responsibility calmly, talking with our partners of course," she said.

After more than a half-century, AFD is entering Parliament as a first far-right party. The anti-immigration party AFD is said to be benefited from Merkel’s decision to open borders to more than 1 million migrants.

Though Merkel has won coalition building could take months. Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD after winning only 20% vote told it would head to the opposition. The SPD would not renew its “grand coalition”.