Anti-Euro Party Widens Challenge to Merkel in German State Votes

September 14, 2014 6:09 PM

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Germany’s anti-euro party swept into two eastern state parliaments, expanding its challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel even as her party boosted its support in both regions, according to projections based on exit polls.

Merkel’s Christian Democrats were poised to hold Thuringia in a coalition with the Social Democratic Party, fending off a possible state government led by the communist successor party for the first time since 1990, projections by ARD and ZDF television showed. The Social Democrats were projected to...

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