Angela Merkel Looks Set for a Fourth Term, Ending Germany’s Political Deadlock

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Time—This has been the longest Germany has been without a new government in its postwar history

Angela Merkel re-elected as German chancellor to fourth term after five months of political deadlock. Angela Merkel has been re-elected by the German parliament to a fourth term as chancellor following months of political deadlock. Lawmakers voted by 364 to 315 in favour of re-electing the 63-year-old after Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) decided earlier this month to enter another coalition with Ms Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU).