Merkel’s CDU Beats Anti-Immigration Party in Communal Elections

  • CDU received most support in Lower Saxony’s municipal vote
  • Lower Saxony prime minister says AfD now a ‘political factor’

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union easily defeated an anti-immigration party in communal elections in Volkswagen AG’s home state on Sunday, a week after losing a vote in another state to the Alternative for Germany.

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