Hollande congratulates Merkel on election success

French President Francois Hollande has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election success.

Hollande also invited Merkel to come to Paris as soon as the new German government is formed, the president's office said.

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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.