Merkel allies suffer heavy losses in Bavaria election: exit polls

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14 okt. 2018, 18.06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's arch-conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government.

The Christian Social Union (CSU) secured 35.5 percent, according to first public TV projections, losing their absolute majority in the wealthy Alpine state they have ruled almost single-handedly since the 1960s.