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|Contributor||Gaear Grimsrud |
|Last Edited||Gaear Grimsrud May 13, 2012 12:31pm|
|Media||Website - Huffington Post|
|News Date||Sunday, May 13, 2012 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||BERLIN — Voters in Germany's most populous state strengthened a center-left regional government which Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives sought to portray as irresponsibly spendthrift, and inflicted an embarrassingly heavy defeat Sunday on the German leader's party, projections showed. |
The center-left Social Democrats and Greens – Germany's main opposition parties – won combined support of about 51 percent in the election in North Rhine-Westphalia state, according to ARD television based on exit polls and early counting.
That would be enough to give them a majority in the state legislature, which they narrowly missed in the last regional election two years ago.