New Governor for North Rhine-Westphalia: Blow for Merkel as Key State Elects Center-Left Government

14th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

In a further setback for Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right coalition, power in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, shifted to the center-left on Wednesday. The state assembly elected Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft as regional governor at the head of minority government.

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