Angela Merkel’s Conservative Party Wins General Election
FULL STEAM AHEAD
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party will win the general election on Sunday, pulling in 32.7 percent of the vote. The center-left Social Democrats came away with 20.2 percent, and its leader said the party would break from Merkel’s governing coalition over what he called a “bitter day for Germany Social Democracy.” The far-right Alternative for Germany party came in a distant third with 13.4 percent, and won seats in the German Parliament for the first time ever. Alternative for Germany’s strong finish especially hurt Merkel’s conservative party.