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25th May 2017

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Merkel's party wins test election

Germany's Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) party won Saarland's regional elections on Sunday, with 40.7 percent, far ahead of the Social-Democratic Party (SDP), with 29.6 percent. The vote, which was the first since Martin Schulz became SDP leader, was seen as a test for him and CDU's chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the September general elections. The far-right Alternative for Germany got 6.2 percent, behind the Left party (12.9 percent).

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