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Germany’s Merkel begins third term with focus on Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new government to formally take power after months of coalition talks.

Her right-left government, which includes the rival Social Democrats (SPD), faces a host of challenges, including seeing through Merkel’s costly switch from nuclear to renewable energy and bedding down European reforms aimed at shielding the bloc from future crises.

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