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>> Election night in Germany. A win for Angela Merkel, taking on her fourth term as Chancellor. But a blow for her conservatives and the ruin of her grand coalition. The real win came with surging support for the anti-immigrant, anti-islam, Alternative for Germany party, changing the course of German politics.
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The outcome sparking fury on some streets, demonstrations erupting across Berlin, Frankfurt, and Cologne.>>
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> Top candidate, Alexander Gauland, warning Merkel to dress warm, saying they will hound her and vowing to take back their country.
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Inside the election party, celebrations, some singing the national anthem. Founded in just 2013, they're the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag in more than half a century, from no seats to Germany's third largest party.>>
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The party also promised on Sunday night to investigate Merkel for allowing in over a million immigrants in 2015, a move they call illegal. Although, all parties refuse to form a coalition with the AfD, which wants to leave the eurozone and the European Union and highlight the cost of the immigration, it's forecast to have 87 seats.
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That means a voice in Germany's parliament and government funding. Now Merkel must turn to the uneasy task of building a coalition. Her main option is to pursue a three-way partnership with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats. The so-called Jamaica Alliance, named in a nod to the party's colors, could be a fragile one though, due to the fundamental differences on issues from migrants to tax, the environment, and Europe.
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It could take months. All potential partners have already voiced concern over whether they want to share power with Merkel at all. Merkel said she was sure a coalition would be agreed by Christmas.