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German MPs elect incumbent Angela Merkel as chancellor for third term

Germany’s parliament elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a third term Tuesday, ending nearly three months of uncertainty since elections that forced her to seek a ‘grand coalition’ with her rivals. Merkel, 59, who is now set to govern Europe’s top economy for another four years, was re-elected by 462…

‘It is a good feeling’: Germany elects its first black lawmakers

Germany’s first two lawmakers of African origin cheered their victory as trailblazers Monday after winning in weekend elections. Senegalese-born Karamba Diaby, 51, will represent Halle, an eastern city of 230,000 people, for the Social Democrats in the Bundestag lower house of parliament. And a German actor of Senegalese extraction, Charles…