Germans Want a 'Mutti' The Secret of Merkel's Success

When she took over the Christian Democrats 13 years ago, few thought Angela Merkel would last long. But after her resounding victory on Sunday, it is now clear that she has become so much more than just Germany's political leader.
Sunday's vote makes it clear that Germany firmly belongs to "Angie."

Sunday's vote makes it clear that Germany firmly belongs to "Angie."

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Photo Gallery: Winners and Losers in German Vote
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Photo Gallery: Winners and Losers in German Vote

Graphic: Preliminary final election results

Graphic: Preliminary final election results

With reporting by David Crossland