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It is not often you see Germans lose control. But late Sunday night at the party headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel's followers were dancing to tunes like "Sex Bomb," by Tom Jones, many sporting black t-shirts saying, "We Will Remain Chancellor."

It was the victor herself, Angela Merkel, who called her party members to order. "These are difficult economic times," she noted in a short speech that was drowned out by "Angie, Angie" chants from the euphoric crowd.

Yes, Angela Merkel has won the German elections. Yes, she can probably form a governing coalition with liberal democratic, pro-business FDP. And yes, her main rivals, the Social Democrats lost around 10 percent with their worst showing since World War II. Read full article »

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