Parliamentary group co-leader and top candidate of Germany’s Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Alice Weidel, left, and co-leader and top candidate of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Tino Chrupalla arrive for a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Following Sunday’s election leaders of the German parties were meeting Monday to digest a result that saw Merkel’s Union bloc slump to its worst-ever result in a national election and appeared to put the keys to power in the hands of two opposition parties. Both Social Democrat Olaf Scholz and Armin Laschet, the candidate of Merkel’s party, laid a claim to leading the next government. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)