Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty Germans face weeks of political wrangling after Sunday's inconclusive parliamentary election. Neither the Christian Democrats, led by Angela Merkel, nor the Social Democrats, headed by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, scored a clear victory in the balloting.
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Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty

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Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty

Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty

Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty

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Conservative challenger Angela Merkel leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union speaks during a news conference at her party's headquarters in Berlin, Sept. 19. Reuters hide caption

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Germans face weeks of political maneuvering following Sunday's inconclusive parliamentary election. Neither the Christian Democrats, led by Angela Merkel, nor the Social Democrats, headed by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, scored a clear victory in the balloting. Now it's unclear what sort of government will emerge.