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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

German Parliament Swears In Angela Markel As Chancellor For The 4th Time.

Angela Merkel has been sworn in as Germany’s chancellor for the fourth time, almost six months since the national election, bringing to an end the longest power hiatus in the country’s post war history.




She received 364 out of 709 votes in the first round of voting in parliament, nine more than required to gain an absolute majority, but also 35 fewer than if all the members of her next governing coalition had cast their ballot in her favour.


As the chancellor received standing ovations, handshakes and bouquets of flowers from delegates across the political spectrum, she was watched over by her 89-year-old mother, Herlind Kasner, seated on the Bundestag’s gallery next to Merkel’s husband, Joachim Sauer, and long-term adviser Beate Baumann.


After the vote, the chancellor travelled to Schloss Bellevue to receive a letter of appointment from the president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, before heading back to the Bundestag in order to take the oath of office. The new cabinet meets for the first time this afternoon.


The pressure will be on the new government to immediately get down to business, after months of horse-trading and delayed decision-making. Merkel said on Monday her new government’s focus would be on integrating refugees as well as increasing state powers to extradite people who had no right of residence.
The Guardian

9 comments:

  1. Please can someone educate me on the German form of government? They have a president and a Chancellor. What are their duties? I didn't know they had a president, hence the lack of information

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    1. Chancellor is the head of government (executive) and can introduce in laws in the parliament.
      The president doesn’t have much power. He is representing the country and signs the laws after checking if they go along with the constitution.

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    2. What if the president refuses to sign it into law ?

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  2. Congratulations to her. I love her and l think she’s doing a great job. She does not make too much noise like our Donald.

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  3. She is truly loved by her ppl. The nation is prosperous and Germans live so well. I passed through Frankfurt airport in 2016 and the German staff there spoke impeccable English. German guys are hot too, I never gave them any thought before, but they were a lovely surprise. Maybe I will go for a real visit one day.

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  4. Healthy Ikpu revamped14 March 2018 at 19:11

    Truth is Merkel is not German’s favorite at least not where I live.
    And for bv rejoicing that Germans ‘speak impeccable English’, wait till you live here then you’ll understand how these guys könnt nicht gut English sprechen




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    1. Well, they probably do speak better English than the average Nigerian,since they speak one unified German language and not like Nigeria where every tribe is speaking their own tongue.

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  5. #Sometimes it's better to just remain silent & smile*

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