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Germany's Merkel Seeks Fourth Term As Chancellor

Millions of Germans are casting their votes in the country's federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power.

She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her conservative CDU/CSU alliance's status as the largest presence in Germany's Bundestag.

Its coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, is its main rival, while the right-wing AfD is likely to gain its first parliamentary seats.

Voter turnout is expected to be high.

Polling stations opened at 08:00 local time and close at 18:00, with exit polls expected shortly after.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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