The constituent assembly of Germany's Bundestag has taken place in Berlin. President Joachim Gauck has formally dismissed the outgoing government - which stays on in a caretaker capacity.
With the elections over, German lawmakers are discussing the seating chart for the next Bundestag. The question of where to place the country's newest parliamentary party, the far-right AfD, is dominating the debate.
One day after Germany's national vote, parties are analyzing the results. The newly-elected parliamentary factions are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Berlin. When can the formation of a new government be expected?
Vilified abroad as an austere eurozone sentinel, but popular among his base: veteran conservative Wolfgang Schäuble looks set to chair Germany’s next parliament. Supporters hope he can keep the far-right in check.
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a hit but is set for a fourth term. Who will she pick as coalition allies? The Social Democrats sink to a new low, and the populist AfD will be the third power.
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