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A man holds up an orange flag that reads: 'ANGIE', in reference to Angela Merkel leader of the CDU (The Christian Democratic Union of Germany), as she speaks to her supporters at a rally marking the start of campaigning for the 2013 election. Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany, is seeking a third, four-year, term in office. A federal election is due to take place on 22 September 2013 to determine the make-up of the 18th Bundestag, Germany's legislative body.