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Germany.. Merkel's party wins Schleswig-Holstein state elections


Conservative Prime Minister Daniel Gunther won, winning 42.6 percent of the vote, in his party's best result in decades.

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won a landslide victory Sunday in regional elections in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.


Unofficial partial results showed a major victory for former German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in the elections to the parliament of the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, German television Deutsche Welle reported.


In contrast, the party of the current German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, the Social Democrat, suffered an unprecedented loss in this state.


Merkel's party came in first place with more than 42.6 percent, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third behind the Conservatives and the Green Party with about 16 percent of the vote, according to results announced by ard and ZDF.

The pro-environment and pro-immigration Green Party came in second with 17.5 percent.


If these results are confirmed, Daniel Gunter, the current head of government of the state, who belongs to Merkel's conservative party, will remain in office.


Elections to the Parliament of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein saw electoral participation drop by 61 percent from 64.2 percent in the previous election five years ago.


Elections to the local parliament in The State of Schleswig-Holstein began Sunday morning, with polling stations opening to voters at 8 a.m. local time (0600 GMT).


Some 2.3 million people in this state are eligible to vote.


source: anadolu agency.

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