Chancellor Angela Merkel has won her third term as Germany's top leader.
But Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats party fell five seats short of an absolute majority in the German Bundestag — the national parliament.
This may change some economic policies in the eurozone's largest economy, including a softening towards bailed-out nations like Greece.
Financial Times reporter Cardiff Garcia joins Here & Now to explain.
This segment aired on September 23, 2013.