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BERLIN | Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

BERLIN — Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region’s dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s federal German government. Some 9.5 million people are eligible to vote Sunday for the state legislature in Munich, where the Christian Social Union — an … Continue reading BERLIN | Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

BERLIN— This weekend’s state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s struggling national government. Polls suggest that Bavaria‘s center-right Christian Social Union party, which has run the region for 61 years, is heading for … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election