Chancellor Merkel: no need for change on Europe
BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel says she sees no need for change in Germany's policy toward Europe after an election win that was impressive but leaves her needing a new coalition partner.
Merkel's Union bloc won 41.5 per cent support on Sunday and finished just short of an absolute parliamentary majority.
However, Merkel's coalition partner since 2009 crashed out of Parliament and she will have to seek a new alliance with center-left rivals.
Attention abroad is likely to focus on whether there's any change to Merkel's policy of aiding struggling European countries in exchange for austerity and reforms.