Turkish Germans claim 11 Bundestag seats

Sunday's general elections in Germany saw Angela Merkel clinch a third straight term, 11 Turkish Germans were elected to the national assembly

Turkish Germans claim 11 Bundestag seats

World Bulletin/News Desk

Eleven Turkish Germans were elected to become the members of German national assembly, Bundestag, in Sunday's vote, according to initial poll results.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) party has secured a third straight term, initial results show.

One Turkish German candidate by Merkel's CDU party, five by the Social Democrats (SPD), three by the Green Party and two by the Left Party have claimed seats in the German parliament.

Results show Merkel's conservative bloc won about 41.5 percent of the votes, short of an absolute majority. She is likely to push for a grand coalition with the Social Democrats who took 26 percent of the votes. 

Meanwhile, German Minister of Family Affairs of the CDU, Kristina Schroeder has announced that she would step down as minister but would continue to work as a member of the parliament in the new term.

 

Last Mod: 23 Eylül 2013, 11:10
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