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    Over Half of Germans Want Merkel To Meet Trump in Near Future

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    Over a half of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to hold a meeting with US president-elect Donald Trump, a new opinion poll showed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A survey by Germany’s leading pollster Emnid, commissioned by the Bild newspaper, found that 57 percent wished Merkel to meet Trump as soon as possible, while 33 were against the idea.

    Over 70 percent of the respondents said that Trump's presidency would likely have a negative impact on the US-German relations, while 16 percent of Germans have the opposite opinion.

    On November 8, Trump managed to come ahead of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections, securing 290 electoral votes. Trump's inauguration will be held on January 20, 2017.

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