Anti-euro group eyes new gains in German state votes, Merkel party faces challenge to governor

September 14, 2014 6:32 PM

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Anti-euro group eyes new gains in German state votes, Merkel party faces challenge to governor

Bodo Ramelow, top candidate of German party 'Die Linke' (The Left) for the parliament elections in Thuringia state listens to inhabitants during an election campaign in Erfurt, Germany, Friday, Sept.12, 2014. A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall fell, an election this weekend may show whether Germany is ready for its first state governor from the party descended from East Germany’s communist rulers. The opposition Left Party hopes to end the 24-year grip of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on the governor’s office in eastern Thuringia state Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) (The Associated Press)

Bodo Ramelow, top candidate of German party 'Die Linke' (The Left) for the parliament elections in Thuringia state delivers a speech behind a red Karl Marx bust during an election campaign in Erfurt, Germany, Friday, Sept.12, 2014. A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall fell, an election this weeke...

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