Blow For Merkel Koch Slumps in Hesse Vote as Immigration Campaign Backfires

Hesse Governor Roland Koch saw support for his conservative Christian Democrats slump 12 points in Sunday's regional election as voters gave the thumbs-down to his controversial campaign on youth violence. The decline is a blow for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Hesse Governor Roland Koch didn't fare so well in Sunday state elections.

Hesse Governor Roland Koch didn't fare so well in Sunday state elections.

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