Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government

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Germany is embarking on a potentially lengthy search for its next government off to the center left social Democrats narrowly beat outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel's center right bloc leaders of the parties in the newly elected parliament the meeting to digest the result the soul Merkel's union bloc slumped to its worst ever result in a national election what is clear however is that this vote failed to set a clear direction for yours biggest economy under a new leader however the social Democrats left Schultz says voters have spoken very clearly by strengthening the three parties his the greens and the free Democrats shields adds this is the visible mandate the citizens of Germany have given these three parties he says should lead the next government I'm Charles Taylor this month

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