Monday, 15 October 2018

Further pressure for Merkel after Bavaria allies Christian Social Union lose majority to far-right and green parties



Angela Merkel's leadership has been placed under further pressure after voters chose far-right and green parties over her Bavarian allies.
 
The Christian Social Union (CSU) suffered its worst election result in 68 years, losing its absolute majority after winning just 37.3% of the vote during regional elections on Sunday.
 
 
It is only the second time since 1962 the conservative party has lost its absolute majority in the state of Bavaria, a situation which is certain to exacerbate an already tense relationship with its larger counterpart, the German chancellor's Christian Democratic Union (CDU).


The pro-immigration Greens came second as the party attracted more liberal CSU voters, doubling its share of the vote from five years ago to 17.8%.






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