Merkel, the AfD and a Wounded SPD Eight Lessons from Germany's Elections

Angela Merkel is back for a fourth term, the Social Democrats are wounded and a right-wing populist party has been elected to parliament for the first time in decades: Eight lessons from Sunday's general election in Germany.
The seat of German parliament

The seat of German parliament

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Photo Gallery: A Turning Point for Germany
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Photo Gallery: A Turning Point for Germany