- President Buhari says Merkel’s election victory would afford her party another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work
- The president attests to the German chancellor’s commitment to building stronger ties across the world
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the just concluded German elections.
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The president, in a message by his media aid, Femi Adesina on Monday, September 25, felicitated with the German chancellor’s party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years.
He said the win would afford Merkel's party another opportunity to sustain its legacy of good work.
The president recalling his past interactions with Merkel over the years, attested to her commitment to building stronger ties across the world.
Merkel's victory will see her serve as German chancellor for a fourth term over Europe's most powerful economy.
See the statement from the presidency below:
NAIJ.com had reported that the centre right in Germany CDU/CSU has once again made it possible for Angela Merkel to enter for a fourth term as chancellor after they won a projected 33% of the vote in federal elections.
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The election results showed some surprises, as the Christian Democrats’ scored sharply down on the 41% of the vote it collected in the previous 2013 elections. Her main rivals, Martin Schulz’s Social Democrat Party (SPD), crashed to just over 20% and a projected 138 seats.
According to The Guardian, the far-right, anti-immigration AfD made a historic breakthrough, winning 13.5% of the vote and a projected 87 seats and becoming the first overtly nationalist party to sit in the Bundestag in 60 years.
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