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  • Dec 30, 2014
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Lower Saxony

Merkel to confer with party after bitter election loss in Lower Saxony

Stephan Weil, top candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Photo: Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced to re-evaluate her election year strategy after a bitter defeat to the centre-left opposition in a cliffhanger state poll.

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013, 4:12am

Opposition beats Merkel team in knife-edge state poll

Stephan Weil (front), top candidate of the Social Democratic Party, celebrates after winning state elections for Lower Saxony in Hanover. Photo: Reuters

Germany’s centre-left opposition beat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling alliance on Sunday in a cliffhanger state poll eight months ahead of a national vote, official results showed.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lower Saxony PM plays on his Scottish roots to help get re-elected

David McAllister is flaunting his Scottish heritage in a German regional poll. Some see him succeeding Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters

As the bagpipes struck up, the crowds started to clap rhythmically and a beaming David McAllister, flanked by bodyguards, appeared to float into the room through a sea of orange and blue placards that read "I am a Mac".

19 Jan 2013 - 4:30am