AfD overtakes center left in Germany’s eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt

The AfD party has pulled ahead of Germany’s traditional center-left Social Democrats in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt. A new poll has come out ahead of key regional elections across the country.

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AfD looks for wins in three states

The ‘Bild’ poll had the SPD at 16 percent in Saxony-Anhalt, with the CDU clearly out in front at 30 percent. Leftists in the state did not need to totally despair, however, as the more socialist Left party was still much stronger than the AfD with 17 percent support from voters.

The western states of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate were also set for regional elections that may prove to have surprising results. The newspaper poll showed that in Baden-Württemberg, the birthplace of the CDU, Chancellor Merkel’s party had only a percentage point above the Green party at 30 and 30.5 percent respectively. Rhineland-Palatinate was a close call between the two traditional parties, with the CDU at 35 points and the SPD at 33. […]”

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Source: Deutsche Welle

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