Merkel headed for second electoral debacle in Hesse

Oct 25, 2018, 6:57 AM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), with its allies, has been a dominant force in Hesse for the past 20 years.
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Just two weeks after key allies in Germany’s ruling coalition were decimated in Bavaria elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel could be headed for a second poll debacle in Sunday’s regional polls in Hesse.

Polls show that voters in Hesse, where Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), with its allies, has been a dominant force for the past 20 years, are prepared to ditch the party and its coalition partner Social Democrats (SPD) in conformance to a nationwide trend, notes The Guardian.

With both the major parties failing to provide “creative, future-oriented answers” to the big questions, the exhausted voters are expected to move towards the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the left-leaning ecologist Greens, reports France 24

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