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Angela Merkel wins third term

Angela Merkel has won a historic third term as chancellor after her party won Germany's election, but fell short of an absolute majority.

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German parties hold final rallies ahead of election

Some of the main contenders in Germany's upcoming parliamentary elections held their final campaign rallies across the country on Friday.

A supporter holds a placard depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the slogan: "Mom's doing it" Credit: Reuters/Michael Dalder

Germans head to the polls on Sunday to elect members of the Bundestag, the lower house in the German political system, and the one which determines the government and the chancellor.

Opinion polls indicate that Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor after the election but possibly with a new coalition partner.

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