Elections in North Rhine-Westphalia: Defeat in Key State Vote Deals Merkel a Heavy Blow

10th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and their coalition partner the Free Democrats have been voted out of power in Sunday's election in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The defeat will make governing harder for the German chancellor and could even see her being challenged as CDU leader.

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