Record Support Merkel Inaugurated for Third Term

Angela Merkel began her third term as German chancellor on Tuesday after receiving record support in a vote by the country's parliament.
Merkel accepts flowers after Germany's lower house of parliament voted her into her third term as chancellor on Dec. 17.

Merkel accepts flowers after Germany's lower house of parliament voted her into her third term as chancellor on Dec. 17.

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