Angela Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow'

September 4, 2016 4:20 PM

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Angela Merkel's CDU 'suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow'

Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party has been beaten into third place by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party in elections in a north-eastern German state, TV exit polls suggest.

The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took 21% of the vote behind the centre-left SPD's 30.5%.

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