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Merkel’s CDU battered in key German state elections
Losses in two states comes after party was hit by corruption scandals.
Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered big losses in two state elections on Sunday, presenting Angela Merkel’s party with a major setback just months before the country chooses its next chancellor. According to initial projections by public broadcaster ARD, the conservative party posted its worst-ever results in both Baden-Württemberg, with about 24 percent of the vote, and in Rhineland-Palatinate, with 26 percent.
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