Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

Source: The Local

Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel's party ahead of national vote
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives secured a strong win Sunday in state polls in northern Germany, preliminary results showed, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in national elections in September.

Voters in the small, northern state of Schleswig-Holstein handed her CDU party about 32 percent, leaving the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) trailing with about 27 percent, partial results showed.

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