The idea that populism in Europe was on the wane is also a myth, Mr Hague said, evidenced by the upcoming Catalonia referendum, the domestic backlash against French President Emmanuel Macron and the nationalist right wing governments of Poland and Hungary.
The German market reaction to the election yesterday where the far right Alternative for Deutschland party (AFD) got 13% of the vote in protest mostly to Merkel's decision to bring in about 1mm migrants a few years ago was interesting.
On the face of it, Germans have opted for a safe pair of hands.
Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) bloc took 33 percent of the votes in elections on Sunday.
"Chancellor Merkel has a strong track record of protecting the Jewish community and other minorities", CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said. This is a brave move in Germany, whose politics has been overshadowed by the Nazi era. "An anarchical party, as witnessed in the past few weeks, can be in opposition but cannot offer the voter a credible platform for government". Later, a U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. hasn't declared war on North Korea.
The most dramatic outcome of the election was the unprecedented entry into parliament of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Mainstream parties refuse to work with the AfD.
The far-right's success overshadowed Merkel's win, which gives her a fourth term in power.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker gave his support to the conventions idea in his state of the union speech in early September.
Germany continues to grapple with a refugee crisis, and the nationalist sentiment that's come to the forefront in recent months has finally resulted in concrete political consequences.
This will also be the first time that six parties are represented in the German parliament since the 1950s.
"And that's democracy, to discuss the problems".
Alice Weidel, one of the AfD's top candidates, said she did not expect other lawmakers to quit the party.
"The activists are the 'Antifa'", Renner claimed, describing the group as a global "neo-Marxist movement". Left extremists are not left extremists, they are activists.
Party co-leader Frauke Petry had already shocked her colleagues on Monday when she announced she would not join the AfD's parliamentary group in the Bundestag because of "dissent" with more hardline colleagues. It is for these mitigating factors that the euro suffered yesterday. He added the euro "represents a source of uncertainty which requires monitoring", particularly in relation to the Central bank's inflation outlook.
The Greens say the next government should be pro-Europe, adding coalition talks will be complicated, but they will approach them in a responsible way.