Monday 19 September 2016

Merkel's CDU gets another pounding in the polls

Angela Merkel's CDU party has been given another bloody nose in regional elections, losing its place in the ruling coalition of the Berlin state parliament.

The CDU secured just 17.6% of the vote which is a record low for the party in Berlin. Both the CDU and the SDP lost vote share to the soft eurosceptic party, AfD who now have representation in 10 out of 16 regions.

A fortnight ago the CDU came third in regional elections in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.