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Monday, September 5, 2011

Angela Merkel's party defeated in her home state

Swept away in a sea of Red Socialism.
The pro-business, pro-privatization German Free Democrat Party was slaughtered by a
tidal wave of Socialism and lost all their seats in the legislature.

Left-Wing parties take 63% of the vote in German election
  • Major gains by anti-freedom parties
  • Merkel's Christian Democrats crushed
  • The pro-business Free Democrats fail to win a single seat
  • Voter backlash to Germany bailing out Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was defeated in a ballot in her home state, the fourth straight election loss this year as the government struggles to convince voters it has the euro-area debt crisis under control.

The Social Democrats, the main opposition party nationally, took 36.2 percent to win Sunday's election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, ZDF television projections showed. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union took 24.3 percent, its worst result since voting began in the state in 1990 after reunification that year between West Germany and the former East Germany reports Bloomberg News.

The result in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Merkel's election district is located, means that her federal coalition has been defeated or lost votes in all six German state elections so far this year as voters resist her bid to prevent a euro-region breakup by putting more taxpayer money on the line for bailouts.

"Naturally, the CDU is disappointed about the result," Peter Altmaier, the chief whip for Merkel's Christian Democratic bloc in Berlin, said on ARD television. "We have a lot of challenges -- think of Europe, think of the international economic and currency crisis."

The anti-capitalist Left Party took 18 percent in the state, the projections showed, making it a potential candidate to enter government as junior partner to the SPD. The Social Democrats have ruled Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in coalition with Merkel's CDU since 2006.

The Greens took 8.5 percent to enter the state parliament for the first time, while the Free Democratic Party, Merkel's coalition partner in the national government in Berlin, had 3 percent, below the 5 percent threshold needed to win seats in the state parliament in Schwerin. The anti-foreigner NPD took 5.2 percent, the projections showed.

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