22nd Oct 2016


German exit poll: Merkel wins, Socialists strong

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian-Democrats are projected to win the EU elections, with an ARD exit poll putting them at 36%. The Social-Democrats are doing better than expected, with 27.5%, while the anti-euro AfD is on 6.5%. The Greens are at 11% and the leftist Linke, 8%.

News in Brief

  1. Canada and Wallonia end talks without Ceta deal
  2. Juncker hopes for Canada accord in 'next few days'
  3. Romania drops opposition to Ceta
  4. Difficulties remain on Ceta deal, says Walloon leader
  5. Brexit could lead to 'some civil unrest' in Northern Ireland
  6. ECB holds rates and continues quantitive easing programme
  7. Support for Danish People's Party drops, poll
  8. Spain's highest court overturns Catalan ban on bullfighting

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