German anti-euro party gains seats in two states: Exit polls

September 14, 2014 4:34 PM

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German anti-euro party gains seats in two states: Exit polls

BERLIN: Germany's fledgling anti-euro party won parliamentary seats in elections in two eastern states on Sunday, heightening an emerging threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), formed early last year, gained 10 per cent in Thuringia state and 12 per cent in Brandenburg, two weeks after also entering parliament in Saxony state, said exit polls by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

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