Merkel's party bags key victory in bellwether state vote

Merkel's party bags key victory in bellwether state vote

Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel dealt a devastating blow to her main rival on Sunday, four months before national elections, when early results showed her party securing a strong win in a regional vote in Germany’s biggest state. The SPD only managed to garner 30.6 percent, its worst score in history in the state and sharply down from its 2012 showing of 39.1 percent, in a serious hit to confidence ahead of general elections in September.

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