Surprising electoral victory for Christian Democrats Germany


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The leading candidate of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU), Reiner Haseloff (R), and his wife Gabriele react at the election results party of the CDU following the Saxony-Anhalt state elections, in Magdeburg, Germany. photo EPA, Filip Singer

The Christian Democrats (CDU) scored a clear victory in the regional elections in the East German state of Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday. According to the final results, the CDU received 37.1 per cent of the vote, more than 7 per cent more than in the elections five years ago.