Merkel’s Christian Democratic Wins “Important” German State Election

By Christian Smith

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has scored an important win in Sunday’s regional election.

Christian Democratic Union defeated the center-left Social Democrats in their strong hold at western state of North Rhine-Westphalia – which is a home state of Martin Schulz, the national leader and SPD candidate for chancellor.

The CDU won 34.5 percent compared to Shultz’s SPD who garnered 31.2 percent of the vote.

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