Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity




 
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Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity
 
May 13th, 2012  
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Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Voting began on Sunday in Germany's most populous state where Angela Merkel's conservatives face a defeat that could give the left momentum before next year's federal election and fuel criticism of the chancellor's European austerity drive. North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), an industrial state in western Germany with an economy and population roughly the size of the Netherlands, has a history of influencing national politics. ...




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