Exit Polls Show Angela Merkel Set for a 4th Term as Germany's Chancellor-elect

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a 4th term according to exit polls in the German Elections that just took place.

Exit Polls Show Angela Merkel Set for a 4th Term as Germany's Chancellor-elect

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a 4th term according to exit polls in the German Elections that just took place.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for a 4th term according to exit polls in the German Elections that just took place.

However, Merkel is entering her fourth term in a weakened state as her conservative party performed rather poorly; giving ground over to the far right Anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party.

According to reports coming out from Germany's exit polls Merkel’s center-left rivals, the Social Democrats, were set to slump to a historic low. The party via their Leader Martin Schulz, has already vowed to leave Merkel’s coalition government and join the opposition.

Projections from exit polls puts Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and their Bavaria-only allies, the Christian Social Union, winning around 33% of the vote. This is down from 41.5% from four years ago.

Speaking to her supporters, Mrs Merkel said she had hoped for a "better result" and talked about "extraordinary challenges".

Merkel faces a very tricky task ahead to form a new Government