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Christian Democratic Union�CDU party leader and German Chancellor�Angela Merkel�reacts�on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Christian Democratic Union�CDU party leader and German Chancellor�Angela Merkel�reacts�on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Christian Democratic Union�CDU party leader and German Chancellor�Angela Merkel�reacts�on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Alexander Gauland, top candidate of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) looks on as he gives an interview after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Alexander Gauland, top candidate of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) looks on as he gives an interview after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Alexander Gauland, top candidate of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) looks on as he gives an interview after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Free Democratic Party FDP leader Christian Lindner reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Free Democratic Party FDP leader Christian Lindner reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Free Democratic Party FDP leader Christian Lindner reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, top candidates of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) react after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, top candidates of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) react after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, top candidates of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) react after first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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People hold placards while waiting for Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to react on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

People hold placards while waiting for Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to react on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

People hold placards while waiting for Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to react on first exit polls in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party leader Cem Ozdemir (R) and politician Katrin Goering Eckardt arrive to follow exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party leader Cem Ozdemir (R) and politician Katrin Goering Eckardt arrive to follow exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party leader Cem Ozdemir (R) and politician Katrin Goering Eckardt arrive to follow exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos
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Social Democratic Party SPD leader and top candidate Martin Schulz addresses supporters after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Social Democratic Party SPD leader and top candidate Martin Schulz addresses supporters after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Social Democratic Party SPD leader and top candidate Martin Schulz addresses supporters after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader and top candidate Martin Schulz reacts after first exit polls of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader and top candidate Martin Schulz reacts after first exit polls of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader and top candidate Martin Schulz reacts after first exit polls of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party react on first exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party react on first exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Supporters of the Alliance 90/The Greens party react on first exit polls in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos
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A supporter of Social Democratic Party (SPD) reacts on first exit polls after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A supporter of Social Democratic Party (SPD) reacts on first exit polls after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A supporter of Social Democratic Party (SPD) reacts on first exit polls after the federal election at the party headquarters in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Electoral officials sort ballot papers after the conclusion of voting in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Electoral officials sort ballot papers after the conclusion of voting in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Electoral officials sort ballot papers after the conclusion of voting in the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People at the Christian Democratic Union CDU headquarters react on first exit polls�in the German general election (Bundestagswahl)�in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Electoral officials pre-sort ballot papers of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Electoral officials pre-sort ballot papers of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Electoral officials pre-sort ballot papers of the general election (Bundestagswahl) in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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