Center-Left Wins Narrow Victory in German Elections

BERLIN—Germany faces months and possibly months of uncertainty as Sunday’s slim victory for the middle-left in nationwide elections left open up the shape and agenda of its next federal government and available little clarity about who would do well Chancellor Angela Merkel.

At least at first, the world’s fourth-greatest financial system and the European Union’s greatest member could come across alone devoid of robust management, then with a weakened federal government in the following four years.