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The Other Election Stalemate in German State of Hesse

Voters in the German state of Hesse were also called upon on Sunday to choose a new government. The results of the election were anything but clear and coalition negotiations there promise to be drawn out and tedious.
Hesse's Christian Democrat governor, Volker Bouffier (left), and his Social Democrat challenger Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, don't like each other much.

Hesse's Christian Democrat governor, Volker Bouffier (left), and his Social Democrat challenger Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, don't like each other much.

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