Merkel hails 'super result' in German elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel told her supporters, "This is a super result," after exit polls suggested a triumphant election win for her party.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts to first results of the 2013 German federal elections
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts to first results of the 2013 German federal elections Credit: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images

Projections from German broadcasters ARD and ZDF show a wide lead for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union against challenger Peer Steinbruck's Social Democrats.

Merkel said her party will do "everything" to make the next four years successful for Germany .

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