Germany wishes America fair and ‘peaceful’ vote, urges ‘new deal’ in relations

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Germany wished America a fair and “peaceful” presidential vote on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, adding that Berlin would seek a new deal in relations with Washington following the results.

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“We wish all Americans a fair, good and above all, a peaceful election day. It is a landmark vote that will also determine the direction and the role of the US in the world,” said Maas.

He added that Berlin will seek a “functioning transatlantic partnership” after the vote, stressing that “we want a new deal in this partnership.”

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