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Merkel calls loss CDU in state elections in Berlin very acid’

Merkel calls loss CDU in state elections in Berlin very acid’

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The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, calls the loss of her party in the state elections of Berlin “special acid”.

The governing coalition of CDU and SPD became its majority lost and fell from 86 to 69 seats. The CDU of Merkel fell from 39 to 31 seats. The SPD of 47 to 38.

The eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) got to 14.2 percent of the voters behind him, good for 25 votes in the parliament. In the various Berlin boroughs and secured AfD seven wethoudersposten. Especially in the eastern districts of the city supported the voters of the AfD.

National elections

Merkel decided to take a trip to the United Nations in New York to say on Monday about the situation in their own country to be able to meet. The chancellor is already looking to the national elections there next year to arrive. “If I could, I would put the time many years back to me with the whole of government to better prepare for the situation that us in the late summer of 2015 hit,” said theyabout the refugee problem.

Immigrant policy

Merkel promises to its immigrant policy clearer. According to her understand a lot of voters the intent and implementation, not more.

In the land of Berlin, the SPD is still the biggest (21,6% of the votes) and the CDU number two (17,6). The left parties Linke (15.6 percent) and Grüne (15,2) the government parties, however, on the heels. The German media speculated Monday morning already about possible coalitions in the federal state of Berlin. An alliance of the SPD, CDU and Grüne would be the strongest majority results.

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