Photo Gallery: Merkel's Conservatives Suffer State Vote Setback
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Photo Gallery: Merkel's Conservatives Suffer State Vote Setback

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Merkel's Defeat Germany's Social Democrats Return to Relevancy

The center-left in Germany has emerged from Sunday's crucial state vote strengthened and newly confident after crushing Angela Merkel's conservatives. It is a clear defeat for the chancellor, but there are pitfalls ahead for the Social Democrats as well.
Graphic: Election results from state vote in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Graphic: Election results from state vote in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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