Close German Election Leads to Uncertainty

Angela Merkel, Leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union

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

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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.

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