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Merkel re-elected CDU head
AP
Berlin, December 04, 2012
First Published: 22:56 IST(4/12/2012)
Last Updated: 22:58 IST(4/12/2012)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected as her party's leader with a landslide majority of 98% of the vote.

The backing by the delegates of her conservative Christian Democratic Union on Tuesday gives Merkel a strong mandate to pursue her policies in fighting off Europe's debt crisis and contesting the national elections due next year.

"I'm flabbergasted and moved," Merkel told a cheering audience at her party's annual convention in Hannover.

Merkel has led the party since 2000 and has governed Europe's biggest economy as the country's first female chancellor since 2005.


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