Boost for the FDP The German Election's Biggest Winner

Angela Merkel has managed to stay on as German chancellor and has kept her party in power. But the biggest winner of Sunday's election is Guido Westerwelle, leader of the newly self-confident FDP. Merkel isn't going to have an easy ride as chancellor of the new coalition.
Angela Merkel (right) of the Christian Democrats and Guido Westerwelle (left) of the Free Democratic Party are expected to become Germany's next chancellor and vice chancellor after Sunday's election victory.

Angela Merkel (right) of the Christian Democrats and Guido Westerwelle (left) of the Free Democratic Party are expected to become Germany's next chancellor and vice chancellor after Sunday's election victory.

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Photo Gallery: The Winners
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Photo Gallery: The Winners