Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German chancellor
YEREVAN, MARCH 14, ARMENPRESS. Angela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor, BBC reports.
Germany's parliament earlier approved her re-election by 364 votes to 315.
Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc had its worst result in almost 70 years.
But she finally secured a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) earlier this month following a political deadlock.
It cost her several key posts - including finance and foreign minister - in Germany's new cabinet.
After parliament confirmed Merkel's reappointment on Wednesday, she told MPs: "I accept the vote."
Merkel was formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier before taking the oath of office.
English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan