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Merkel secures fourth term as German Chancellor as far-right party surges

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 28:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel departs after speaking to the media with French President Francois Hollande and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prior to talks at the Chancellery on September 28, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The leaders are meeting along with 20 heads of major European corporations from the European Roundtable of Industrialists to discuss measures to make Europe more competitive, especially regarding the digitalization of all sectors of European economies.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Angela Merkel’s rise to power, in five steps | The Economist 

Angela Merkel is expected to win her fourth term as German Chancellor. In doing so she would become Europe’s most successful elected female politician. Her biographer, Jacqueline Boysen, tells us why Mrs Merkel is a political force with staying power. How do you survive in modern-day politics? You might want to follow the example of Angela Merkel. Jacqueline Boysen is a journalist and writer, who’s covered German politics for the past two decades. She’s known Angela Merkel since the 1990s and has written a biography on Germany’s first female chancellor.
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