27 Mar '11, 8pm

German nuclear fears prompt Merkel party poll debacle

German nuclear fears prompt Merkel party poll debacle

BERLIN: Fears over the Japan nuclear crisis led to a crushing defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in their German heartland on Sunday, as the ecologist Greens roared to a historic triumph. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have ruled wealthy Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to industrial giants Daimler and Bosch, for 58 years, but her support for nuclear power spooked voters in the run-up to the crucial poll. The anti-nuclear Greens won about 24 percent of the vote - around 12 points higher than in 2006 - and were likely for the first time to lead a coalition with the Social Democrats, who garnered about 23 percent. Newsweekly Der Spiegel's website called the outcome for the two parties, based on preliminary results released on public television, a "sensation", while the top-selling Bild heralded a "mega-victory" for the Greens. The opposition edged out Merkel's p...

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