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Angela Merkel has been voted in as Germany's chancellor for the fourth time, nearly six months since the national election, bringing to an end the longest power hiatus in the country's postwar history.
Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Monday to work for a strong Europe and said she's hopeful talks can resolve the standoff over US tariffs, declaring that "it's finally time to start work" as Germany's new government prepares to take office, reports AP.
Her Christian Democratic bloc (CDU/CSU) and Social Democratic Party reached an agreement last month to form another "grand coalition" government, after a months-long post-election stalemate.
"I accept the vote", Ms Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament after the vote.
She received 364 out of 709 votes in the first round of voting - 11 more than required to gain an absolute majority, but also 35 fewer than if all the members of her next governing coalition had cast their ballot in her favour.
The new "grand coalition" of Germany's biggest parties emerged after Merkel's attempt to forge an alliance with two smaller parties collapsed.
Merkel listed internal security and European cooperation among the new government's priorities, as well as new challenges such as responding to import tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump. But he said that the allies "are in a position to work constructively together and govern decently".
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