Major Setback for Merkel Last-Minute Win for Germany's SPD and Greens

It was a neck-and-neck race in the German state of Lower Saxony, but ultimately Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost. The center-left Social Democrats and environmentalist Green Party have scored an upset victory.
Social Democrat and future governor of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil gives the thumbs up after his election victory on Sunday.

Social Democrat and future governor of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil gives the thumbs up after his election victory on Sunday.

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