Sunday, March 26, 2017

Germany: 'Merkel Maintains Saarland Stronghold' - Exit Polls

Exit polls suggest the closely-watched election in the small, west German state of Saarland has swung in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favour.

Her CDU candidate and regional Prime Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is predicted to win 41 percent of the vote.

Despite Saarland having just 800,000 eligible voters, the first of three regional ballots this year is considered a significant opportunity for parties to build – or lose – momentum ahead of the national election on September 24.

Like federal Germany, Saarland is currently governed by a ‘grand coalition’ of Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD Social Democrats. 

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Source: euronews. 

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