On 14 March 364 deputies supported Angela Merkel as a candidate to chancellor post. After that the president officially approved Merkel as the head of the parliament.

The Bundestag have started its work. The first session was on 14 March in the evening.

Besides, there was an attempt on Merkel. When she was on her way to the presidential residence, a man was screaming something in a foreign language. The law enforcements took him away when Merkel got in the car.

The reasons of the incident are still unknown.