Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win

Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win
Saudi’s King Salman (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2017

Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win

Saudi’s King Salman congratulates German Chancellor on election win

DUBAI: King Salman has sent a cable of congratulations to German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel following her re-election the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Chancellor Merkel won a fourth term, in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Merkel has said she will talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.

Sunday’s election saw the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party poach 1 million votes from Merkel’s conservatives, leaving her without an obvious coalition to lead Europe’s largest economy.