Germany’s Social Democrats win election

FRANKFURT (AFP) – Germany braced for a period of political unpredictability yesterday after the Social Democrats narrowly won a general election but faced a rival claim to power from outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp.



For a country synonymous with stability after 16 years of Merkel’s steady leadership, the coming weeks and months promise to be a rocky ride as both Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s centre-left Social Democarts (SPD) and the conservatives led by Armin Laschet scramble for coalition partners.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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