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German Parliament Elects Merkel To Third Term

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December 17, 2013 AT 4:03 AM
German lawmakers have elected Angela Merkel to lead a coalition government, marking her third term as chancellor at a time when Germany faces an array of economic and political challenges at home and abroad. The new government has pledged to focus on weaning the country from nuclear power and to introduce a nationwide minimum wage. The plan that has dismayed many in Germany’s strong business lobby, which fears an increase in employment costs will hurt the country’s labor market.