Key Merkel Allies Threaten to Quit Coalition

(From AFP)

Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners threatened Sunday to quit her governing coalition, blaming bitter infighting in Berlin for massive losses to both the chancellor’s conservative party and the center-left in a regional vote. . . .

On Sunday, Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered a bruising 10-point blow from voters in Hesse state, garnering 28 percent of the vote according to an exit poll from broadcaster ARD.

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