The Social Democrats, a center-left party, have narrowly defeated the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Greens made history by receiving nearly 15% of the vote, despite falling far short of their goals.
It was the closest race in years, putting an end to the two major parties' postwar dominance.
After 16 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking re-election in Sunday’s federal election. But under the German constitution, Merkel will remain chancellor until a majority of Bundestag lawmakers elect a successor.
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