23 September 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins an overwhelming endorsement for the Christian Democratic Union

With unemployment near a two-decade low and the budget deficit virtually eliminated, voters backed Merkel’s handling of the domestic economy, Europe’s largest, and her push for austerity in the euro zone in exchange for aid.
"It's a super result," said Merkel, whose steady leadership during the euro zone crisis has made her hugely popular at home.

According to preliminary estimates, as cited by ARD, voter turnout was 73%, compared to 70.8% four years ago. - See more at: