Triumphant Merkel set for 4th term
Angela Merkel casts her vote in Germany's election. Photo: Matthias Schrader / AP
Exit polls show Angela Merkel's conservative bloc easily finishing first in Sunday's German elections with around 33% of the vote, leaving Merkel set to retain her chancellorship for a 4th term.
The polls show opposition leader Martin Schulz's Social Democrats with between 20 and 21 percent support, and the anti-migrant, nationalist Alternative for Germany party with 13 to 13.5 percent support, enough to enter parliament for the first time.