Germany’s more diverse, post-Merkel parliament convenes for first time

#Germany‘s new #parliament met for the first time Tuesday after last month’s election, ushering in a post-#Merkel era that is more female, younger and more ethnically diverse. After 31 years as an MP, outgoing Angela Merkel left the front-row seat reserved for the government and took her place above the chamber in an “honorary loge” as caretaker chancellor until a new government is in place.