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Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party suffered setback in a key German regional election

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party lost a key regional election. The Lower Saxony contest is viewed as a test of Merkel’s chances for winning a third term in office in September federal elections. In an extremely tight contest, the rival Social Democratic party and Green party allies secured a one-seat majority in the state parliament in Hanover over Merkel’s CDU and its allies.

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