04 Sep '11, 6pm

Merkel party loses support in home state

Merkel party loses support in home state

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered an electoral setback in her home state, exit polls suggested on Sunday, but could still cling on to a share of power. Key opposition parties gained further ground on the Christian Democrats (CDU) in the poll, the latest in a string of poor election results in 2011 for conservatives under fire over their handling of the eurozone crisis. According to exit polls released by TV channel ARD, the CDU won 24 percent in elections in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a decline on the 28.8 percent they won in 2006. As expected, the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) was the strongest party, with 37 percent of the vote, a significant gain on their 2006 performance of 30.2 percent. The third-strongest party was the far-left Linke, with 17 percent. The resurgent Greens scored 8.5 percent, ensuring th...

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