Support for Merkel party falls in state election: exit polls

20th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday suffered a fall in support of around three percentage points in elections in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, exit polls showed.

In the second of 2011's seven state elections, Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) saw their share of the vote fall to 33 percent, while the ecologist Greens more than doubled their score to seven percent, public broadcaster ARD said.

© 2011 AFP

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