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Support to Merkel’s party lower in German state elections

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has suffered defeats in two of three states holding regional elections on March 13, as exit polls suggest the Christian Democrats lost part of their support in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland Palatinate, but remain the largest party in Saxony-Anhalt.

The anti-migrant, eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) achieved gains in all three states, exit polls indicate and in Saxony-Anhalt it won about 22% of the vote.

In Baden-Wuerttemberg, a traditional stronghold of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), support for the party reached a record low of about 27%, the exit polls indicate.

BBC reports and evaluated that the success of the right-wing AfD shows just how strongly some German voters disagree with Chancellor Merkel’s pro-refugee stance. Ref: 111.111.111.3296


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