German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a recent press conference during the Syria summit in Istanbul. Photo: EPA-EFE

Angela Merkel’s troubles mount as her party appears to stumble in German regional elections

  • Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union takes 27 per cent of the vote for the state parliament in Hesse, according to first projections
  • CDU will take first place, but backing is down significantly from last vote in 2013
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a recent press conference during the Syria summit in Istanbul. Photo: EPA-EFE
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