Merkel party sees off key poll challenge

币游国际游戏

2021-06-08

Saxony-AnhaltStatePremierReinerHaseloffoftheChristianDemocraticUnionpartyCDUholdsabunchofflowersattheCDUheadquartersfollowingSundaysstateelectioninSaxony-Anhalt,inBerlin,Germany,onJune7,2021.[Photo/Agencies]CDUswinoverfar-rightineasternstateboostsconfidenceforGermanelectionGermanChancellorAngelaMerkelsrulingChristianDemocraticUnion,orCDU,partywonamajorvictoryonSundayinacloselywatchedregionalelectionseenascriticalforthepartyiveforGermany,orAfD,mightbeatthecenter-rightCDUinSaxony-Anhalt,thelargestpartyintheGermaneasternstate,ortheSPD,,orFDP,"Iamgratefultoallofourcitizensthatareallysubstantialmajoritychosedemocracyanddrewalinebetweenusandtheright,preservingourimageasdemocrats,"theCDUsReinerHaseloff,whohasbeenthestatespremiersince2011,ssecretary-general,PaulZiemiak,describedtheoutcomeasa"sensationallygoodresult".TheCDUnowgovernstheSaxony-AnhaltState,,mapossiblecoalitiongovernmentinthestatewiththeSPDandtheFDP,sfearofanAfDvictory,whichappearstohavedrivenmanyvoterstoturntotheCDU-rminLaschet,whoisexpe,theAfD"Ithinkwecanbeverysatisfiedwiththeelectionresult,"ntspolicytowelcomerefugeesfromSyria,voterstoshowtheir"resistance",the40-year-oldGreenscandidateforchancellor,expressedherdisappointmentattheresultafterthepar,theleadcandidateoftheFDPinthestate,saidsheis"veryoptimistic"thatherpartycouldjointhestate,aseniorpolicyfellowofEuropeanCouncilonForeignRelations,saidinatweetonMonday:"…,andthepopulationhasshrunkby24percentsince1990asyoungpeopledriftedwestwardsinsearchofbetterjobs."Agenciescontributedtothisstory.。