German Chancellor Angela Merkel is almost certain to be re-elected for an unprecedented third term as the federal elections are due to take place on Sunday.
Europe's most powerful woman is considered to be as popular as ever, but her centre-right majority is under threat from an anti-euro party and the Socialist Democratic Party of Germany.
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Although there are bright skies for many as we start the bank holiday, more central, eastern and south eastern regions will be cloudy.