German parliament Bundestag elects new chancellor in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel will head to France on Friday, the first foreign trip of her fourth term as chancellor, to discuss bilateral, European and international topics with French President Emmanuel Macron, a German government spokesman said.

Earlier on Wednesday, German lawmakers re-elected Merkel as chancellor of Europe’s biggest economy, almost six months after a federal election. Macron is keen to push ahead with plans for euro zone reforms.

(Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel)