Germany's first election in 16 years without Merkel isn't just a political occasion, but also a cultural moment

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Social Democrats Declare Victory in Germany's Historic Election
Social Democrats Declare Victory, in Germany's Historic Election. The Social Democrats (SPD) party is described as center-left and now holds 206 parliamentary seats. The SPD defeated outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merkel has led Germany for nearly 16 years. . Her tenure as Chancellor could end up being the longest of any post-War German leader. The leader of the SPD party, Olaf Scholz, declared that his party's win means they have been handed a mandate to form a new government. Scholz has indicated his intention to form a coalition of the Green and Liberal parties. The Green party won a historic 15 percent of the vote. The leader of Angela Merkel's conservative party disputes his rival's victory declaration ... . ... signaling a battle ahead for the SPD to solidify its narrow win. The CDU won 196 parliamentary seats. Merkel will remain chancellor until the coalition is formed. Regardless of which top party — either the SPD or the CDU — is able to negotiate a successful coalition, . a three party coalition government is a first for Germany. While Germany's far-right party performed poorly in the election, it appears to hold the most sway of any party in the country's eastern states with nationalist leanings

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