27 Mar '11, 2am

Merkel alliance braces for German state poll disaster: BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party risks los...

Merkel alliance braces for German state poll disaster: BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party risks los...

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party risks losing power in its wealthy heartland for the first time in half a century in a crucial state election Sunday held in the shadow of the Japan nuclear crisis. Merkel's conservatives have ruled Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwestern Germany since 1953, but anger over her nuclear power policy as well as decisions on Libya and the euro have led voters to turn their backs on the party in droves. Beyond a crushing blow to morale in Berlin, a defeat could make it even harder for Merkel to pass legislation in the Bundesrat upper house of parliament and prompt fresh calls for her to shore up her rightist credentials. A poll released Friday showed a potential coalition of Social Democrats and the resurgent Greens in a comfortable position to unseat Merkel's Christian Democrats and their coalition partner, the pro-business Free Democr...

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