Photo Gallery: Conservatives Win in Saarland
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Photo Gallery: Conservatives Win in Saarland

State Election in Saarland Relief for Merkel's Conservatives After Poll Victory

Angela Merkel's conservatives won Sunday's state elections in Saarland by a surprisingly large margin. But the Free Democrats, their junior coalition partner in Berlin, were resoundingly punished by voters, securing just over 1 percent of the vote. The real winners were the upstart Pirate Party, who will now enter the state parliament after getting over 7 percent.
dgs -- with wires