CDU Loses Lower Saxony State Defeat Heralds Tough Re-Election Fight for Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a setback in Sunday's state election in Lower Saxony, where her center-right alliance was ousted by the center-left opposition. The defeat comes just eight months before the general election and indicates that her bid for a third term could be tighter than expected.
He made it: SPD contender Stephan Weil ousted Merkel's man, David McAllister in Sunday's state election.

He made it: SPD contender Stephan Weil ousted Merkel's man, David McAllister in Sunday's state election.

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Photo Gallery: A Nail-Biting Night in Hanover
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Photo Gallery: A Nail-Biting Night in Hanover