Political Parties React To Election Results


Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Berlin,Bestof,Capital Letter,Celebration,Chairwoman,Chancellor,Christian Democratic Union,Democracy,Election,Germany,Giving,Government,Horizontal,Politics,Supporter,Topics,Topix,VotingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), celebrates with supporters at CDU headquarters Konrad-Adenauer-Haus after initial results give the CDU 42% of the vote in German federal elections 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)