Merkel's CDU loses support in elections dominated by refugee crisis

Support for the Christian Democratic Union tumbled across the board

14th March, 2016
Angela Merkel Pic: Getty

Support for Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union tumbled across the board Sunday as her candidates failed to capture two western states including Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to carmaker Daimler. Her party hung on to win the most votes in Saxony-Anhalt in the formerly communist east, though Alternative for Germany, or AfD, upended the coalition math there by winning about 24 per cent support in its first attempt in the state.

While Merkel didn’t make the rounds of...

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