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Buhari congratulates Merkel on Re-election.

Buhari congratulates Merkel on re-election.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the  German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on her Victory at the just concluded general elections in Germany.

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s general election on Sunday, after recording about 33 percent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU/CSU) bloc, according to exit polls.

Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with about 20-21 percent.

But in a rather strange twist,  the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captured around 13 percent, making it the country’s third biggest political force.

President Buhari in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday felicitated with the German Chancellor’s party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and winning another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work.

“The president recalls his interactions with Chancellor Merkel over the years, especially at the G8 meeting in 2015 and during his visit to Germany in 2016, coming away with a strong impression of her commitment to building stronger ties across the world.
“President Buhari wishes the German Chancellor a successful tenure,” the statement added.


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