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Humiliation for Germany's CDU in regional vote

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In Germany, Chancellor Merkel’s centre-right CDU party has been dealt another humiliating blow in a regional election according to exit polls.

They had been the junior coalition partner in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern but that has now been thrown into doubt.

Merkel’s partners in national government in Berlin, the liberal FDP, crashed out of the regiona completely according to initial projections.

The exit polls show the SPD social democrats increased their share of the vote to 37 per cent, and though they could now stick with the CDU in coalition, they could equally form an alliance with the left or the Greens, who according to these figures won seats in Germany’s poorest state for the first time.

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