Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffer worst election result since WWII

Peace and Freedom

Anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) party looked set to win its first seats in a regional assembly in west of the country

AfD supporters react to preliminary election results in Hamburg
AfD supporters react to preliminary election results in Hamburg  Photo: Getty
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By JustinHuggler in Berlin

The Daily Telegraph

Germany’s rapidly rising Eurosceptics have dealt a fresh embarrassing blow to Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats party in state elections in Hamburg.

Alternative for Germany (AfD), which wants to force crisis-hit countries such as Greece out of the single currency, looked likely to win its first seats in a west German parliament.

The AfD vote was hovering just above the 5 per cent threshold needed to win seats in parliament in initial projections based on a partial vote count.

The AfD made significant gains from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats, who saw their share of the vote fall by a projected 5.9 per cent in one of their worst…

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