Germany's Magic Eight Ball Lower Saxony Vote Set to Shake Up National Race

Voters in the state of Lower Saxony are heading to the polls on Sunday in a neck-and-neck vote that has profound implications for general elections later this year. The center-left Social Democrats are particularly apprehensive.
Elections in Lower Saxony this Sunday will have a profound impact on national politics.

Elections in Lower Saxony this Sunday will have a profound impact on national politics.

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cgh -- with wire reports