an unprecedented six months after the election

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Samanhazard10

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Persian-Iran
Hi. Anyone can help me with the meaning of the part in parentheses? Thanks!

outcome means Mrs Merkel will be reappointed chancellor for a fourth term on March 14th, (an unprecedented six months after the election). It is expected to be her last.
 
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    Normally people are appointed chancellor shortly after an election. They have enough votes in the Bundestag to form a government. Mrs Merkel had to wait six months to do this. This was unprecedented: there was no precedent, there was no earlier example of waiting this long.
     

    Samanhazard10

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    Persian-Iran
    Normally people are appointed chancellor shortly after an election. They have enough votes in the Bundestag to form a government. Mrs Merkel had to wait six months to do this. This was unprecedented: there was no precedent, there was no earlier example of waiting this long.
    Thanks a million!
     
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