Merkel’s Party Loses Lower Saxony Election Even as FDP Surges

Merkel’s Party Loses Lower Saxony Election Even as FDP Surges

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David McAllister, prime minister of State of Lower Saxony, right, reacts next to Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, during an election campaign of the regional Christian Democratic Union party for 2013 state elections in Osnabrueck, northern Germany.