Polls are open in Germany, where basically everyone expects Angela Merkel to easily win a third term as chancellor. If elected, Merkel would become Europe’s longest-serving female leader, a title that still (just barely) belongs to Margaret Thatcher.

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Let's put another "elected" somewhere in that sentence, otherwise there are some very pissed off queens rolling around in their graves. Or, in the case of Elizabeth II and Beatrix, their living rooms (now there's a visual).