Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Leader Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's Federal Chancellor for the fourth time in Berlin's parliament on Wednesday. After the oath-taking ceremony an AfD sympathiser sitting on the visitor tribune showed a poster with photos of AfD Members of Parliament. He was escorted outside by orderlies of the house. The 63-year-old CDU leader received a... Еще secret ballot of 364 out of 688 valid votes in the German parliament. Merkel received only just nine votes over the absolute majority of 355 votes required for the Chancellor's election. The Grand Coalition of the Union (CDU/CSU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) have 399 out of the 709 available seats in the German parliament.