Political Parties React To Election Results


Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Berlin,Bestof,Chairwoman,Chancellor,Christian Democratic Union,Democracy,Election,Germany,Horizontal,Politics,Talking,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), returns back to the CDU headquarters Konrad-Adenauer-Haus afte a TV talk on September 22, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is holding federal elections that will determine whether Merkel will remain chancellor for a third term. Though the CDU has a strong lead over the opposition, its partner party in the current government coalition, the German Free Democrats (FDP), failed to gain the 5% necessary to retain seats in the Bundestag and speculations run wide as to what coalition will be viable in coming weeks to create a new government. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)