German Social Democrats vote to join Merkel

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Weeks of uncertainty have come to an end as Angela Merkel received the backing she needs for a historic third term as German Chancellor. Members of the Social Democrats have voted to enter a Grand Coalition with Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats. A no vote could have plunged Germany into crisis and damaged European efforts for banking reform. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Berlin.

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