Germany: Merkel won in the legislative elections
Germany, September 22, 2013
Angela Merkel, German chancellor, marked another milestone in the political history of Germany, having been the first woman to be head of the Foreign Ministry, by rubbing the absolute majority in parliamentary elections held in the Teutonic country.
Merkel achieved the best result of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union of Bavaria twinned (CDU / CSU) since the 43.8% achieved in 1990 by Helmut Kohl, amid the euphoria for the reunification.
Chancellor’s popularity among the electorate seems to be immune to internaitonl criticism, by the grip of austerity to the letter that has defended her government towards their EU partners.
Furthermore, neither seems to affect the good balance in terms of macroeconomic figures from Europe’s largest economy which is not reflected in microeconomics citizen, amid the growing of the German labor market insecurity.
The participation rate in these general was 73%, the highest since 2002, following an intense campaign that lasted until this election day.
Source: La Nación